I was diagnosed about 8 years ago with Hypothyroidism. Was out on 50mg Levothyroxin and have remained on that dosage except during third trimester of pregnancy where it was increased to 75mg but reduced back to 50mg post-partum. Have not really had any other problems regarding my condition.
I started looking into my condition in more detail the past few months as I have been studying Biomedicine as part of my Nutritional Therapy Training. It seemed most people struggled with their medication and getting the right dosage, weight gain and most generally need the medication increased over time. I had none such issues but also I various forms of Hypothyroidism and that full tests weren't always carried out on the NHS and wanted to learn more.
To cut a long story short I have been rested now for antibodies and they have come back negative, so it seems I do not have an auto immune problem. My doctor is away until tomorrow and will be calling him to discuss results. He did suggest if the results came back negative we could try weaning me off the medication, however I am aware its not quiet that straight forward as we dont know what the original problem was.
It has been suggested by a friend that I ask to be referred to an endocrinologist, would you agree? And also could you advise me how to interpret the results of my T4 T3 and TSH, what should I be aware of, do I have Hypothyroidism? Do I need to be on medication? What should I be asking my Doctor?
Thanks in advance and sorry if its all a bit long winded