Re: What Time of Day For Bloodwork?
It is best to have the blood drawn in the morning. The TSH naturally gets lower later in the day (and you need to see what it is at its highest).
How long have you been having the heart palpitations and shortness of breath?
I suggest that you have a ferritin level done. ferritin = iron stores and no other iron test will take the place of a ferritin level. YOu can have low ferritin (that can cause heart palpitations and shortness of breath) even if your hemoglobin level is fine.
Also, be sure to get a COPY of the ferritin lab report because you need to see your ferritin level .Optimal ferritin is between 70-90 (though the lab reoprt will call as low as 10 "normal", that is way too low
Also, are they going to test your Free T3 & Free T4? Does it say that on your lab request? (total T3 & T3 uptake are NOT the same as FREE).
I would insist on all these test.
25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.