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Test results showed that her levels were up, but still low, so the oral test has been working.

So they actually decided just to up thyroid meds to twice a day, and then upthe oral test from 20 to 40mg a day. Wife feels better already after the first day, so hopefully this will work for her. Will report back once I have more info/results.
I've always been suspicious about the "Bio-Identical" Hormone replacements and a quick search yielded this..

"Replacement therapies that should not be used include over-the-counter testosterone boosters and bioidentical therapies – neither of which are regulated."Some of the advertisements about bioidenticals would lead you to believe that they are more natural, and therefore, safer," says Dr. Deibert. "But that's just simply not the case."
Bioidenticals are termed "natural" because they are derived from plant or animal sources and not created in a lab. However, most of these products still undergo significant processing in a lab to reach the final form, explains Dr. Deibert. Synthetic replacements, on the other hand, are made of chemicals and compounds in a lab that mimic the same structure and chemical composition of hormones produced by the body.
The extracting process involved with bioidenticals can lead to a 20 percent or more variability in the actual testosterone potency. Bioidentical therapies also claim they can customize your dosage based on your unique needs using a saliva test. However, the hormone levels in your saliva don't reflect the levels in your blood.
"Because of this variability and the fact that there's no data showing that they're safer, I would not recommend bioidentical products," says Dr. Deibert. "I typically see eight to 10 patients a week with low testosterone and the majority of these will have very good symptomatic improvement when treated appropriately with synthetic testosterone replacement therapy."
Here is another good read on the subject Bioidentical hormones: Help or hype? - Harvard Health