Hi All, after I was diagnosed with Hashimotos last year, I thought my quality of life would improve once prescribed 100mcg T4 daily but unfortunately it has not been the case. I have been supplementing with Vitamin D and K which has improved my Vat D results. I am still exhausted, have dry scalp, hair coming out, weigh between 4 and 5 stones more than I should though I don't overeat, nails in a dreadful state and generally feel awful. My B12 results are within range so GP refuses a trial of B12 injections stating that it might put my B12 too high, refuses to increase dose of T4 and refuses a maintenance dose of D3 which is what I asked for when she asked me why I had the appointment. Her voice softened briefly and she asked me "and how are you FEELING" to which I replied "Well, I'm not depressed" Her voice hardened again and I ended up coming out of the surgery really annoyed and vowed never to see her again. As I was getting nowhere I took the plunge and ordered some tests from medichecks and here are the results TSH 0.93 (0.27-4.2)
Free T4 18.1 (12.0-22.0)
Total T4 126 (59-154)
Free T3 5.8 (3.1-6.8)
TGAb 526* (0-115)
TPO >600* (0-34)
Active B12 52 (25-165)
Folate (serum) 3.2 (>2.9)
25 OH Vit D 76 (50-200)
CRP-High sensitivity 2.2 (0.0-5.0)
Ferritin 79 (13-150)
Intrinsic Factor antibodies 82.0* (normal <6U/ml)
I now know that what I suspected is true that I have indeed got pernicious anaemia but as my B12 is within range I don't hold out much hope of getting any treatment. I have ordered another 2 checks as advised by medichecks which are Full blood count and gastric parietal autoantibodies.
I would just like to ask how I should play it when I go to see (different) GP. It has been such an uphill struggle so far and have had to self-diagnose and confirm with test results so far.
Thank you in advance for listening