Hi Jenni, I'm on Oroxine, they say that Eutroxsig is the generic cheaper one but that they are the same
I have just increased to 133 per day after being on 125 for 6 weeks, still have symptoms but am taking it real slow as I can only get the TSH tested unless it goes out of range.
Evidently according to Medicare New sensitive TSH assays have come into widespread use. Medicare rebates now cover only TSH as a primary investigation unless this is found to be abnormal. However there are exemptions where the FT4 and TSH should both be performed.
Management of proven thyroid disease Hospital inpatients
Suspected pituitary dysfunction
Psychiatric illness or dementia
Investigation of amenorrhoea or infertility
Patient is on drugs that interfere with thyroid hormone metabolism
So because we don't have a thyroid anymore, we are not considered to have a proven thyroid disease
Are you taking the 125 on consecutive days? If you are you could try taking the 125 on say Wednesday and Sunday. I get my 133 by taking 150 for 2 days then 100 on the third day. it's a pain aye?
Hey are you in Tassie? My doctor daughter is down there somewhere