Well I went back to the Doctor and explained that I wanted more than TSH results (e.g. T3, Vit D, B12, thyroid antibodies, and cortisol levels tested). He didnt want to do any of this.He said I had IBS. Because my memory is really so bad, I phoned my mum and got her to put the arguments that she has learned from this site to the Doctor. He clearly wasnt up to addressing the questions mum put to him (quoting Dr Toft as well as contributors to this site) and he agreed to do some more blood tests (although he thought I should be referred to Gastroenterology when mum was suggesting a referral to Endocrinology). Mum had given me a note to take to the nurse for the relevant tests (the nurse admitted some of them that I had asked for were not on the note provided by the Doctor but I think she did some of them anyway). Here are the additional tests and any information will be very welcome.
TSH (0.2-4.5 Mu/L) 2.1
Free T4 (9-21 pmol/L) 13
Free T3 (2.6-6.2 pmol/L) 4.7
Cortisol ( nmol/L) 403 (cutoff for 30min SST > 430 nmol/L ??)
CA125-Architect (0-35 KU/L) 7
250H VitD imm'assay results to follow
My previous results in an earlier blog showed GGT 46 (5-35U/L), C-Reactive protein 71 (0-5mg/L) and my salts were all below the lower ranges. It is amusing that the Doctor has said that my thyroid tests are normal and doesnt do anything based on laborotory tests but my Doctor also admits other results are out of the range - but still doesnt do anything!!!!
What is the point of testing I wonder?
Any more advise on this would really be grand. I am reading Dr Skinners book and it could be me he is writing about as he outlines typical symptoms.
The good news is, I think, because I forgot to write it down, I am maybe getting referred to an Endo as per a letter a put in to the Doctor requesting this (alongwith Thyroid UK's symptom form completed and TUK's reference ranges for TSH levels). The last Doctor I saw advised me only to go to her and she stated (I think) that I do not have IBS. This feels a little bit like progress.
Thank you in anticipation.