Been to Doctors today to see if I could get tested for ferritin etc as I am still feeling quite unwell, despite an increase in levo from 75 to 125mcg over the past 18 months. Last TSH test in February was 4.87. After a bit of a speech i.e. endo's and doctors treat on TSH alone symptoms don't come into it. They take the view that if TSH is within range then you are properly medicated - end of story. At this point I felt myself getting a bit angry and replied 'no, not until they suffer with the same thing themselves and then perhaps they might find out this is not how it works in reality'. silence prevailed. I asked if they could suggest anything else that may be a problem and was told 'No, sorry'.
Now, one of the reasons I thought they might agree to an iron profile is that I have had blood in my urine due to kidney cysts, for at least 3 years to my knowedge. I asked if this could make me anaemic but I was met with silence. Didn't even ask what symptoms I had, not interested. Now I appreciate that the amount of blood being lost is probably very small but even so it was not even up for discussion.
In the end she agreed they would test TSH again as I was still feeling unwell but warned that if it was still in the normal range, nothing else would be tested - so there you have it.
I am sure you are all familiar with this story. My vitD is off being tested at the moment, had saliva stress profile done, so now I guess I need to get iron done. am I going in the right direction?