Re: Should I know my levels
Hi MissiM. It is best to wait 6-8 weeks between blood tests because it takes that long for the body to assimilate a dosage change. During that time, you may experience symptoms of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or both. The best thing to do in the meantime is educate yourself on the various symptoms, so you know what to expect and what questions to ask.
Read through our Information Archive. There are symptoms lists, questions/answers to ask your doctor, plus a lot of really useful links. Ask your doctor for copies of all laboratory tests, and start keeping a notebook to record your history. Organize the notebook with sections for your lab tests, printouts of things you've read on the web or learned, records of phone conversations with your doctor/nurse, and dates/lists of your symptoms. You'd be surprised how quickly you will learn to correlate your symptoms with your blood test results and interpret both.
It's a long process, but you will get well!