If it hadn't been for this site, I would not be getting better so just a reminder to those new to the site to always ask for references and the ranges for blood tests - then YOU can manage your own health. I find it really awkward to ask for the results and ranges because it sounds like you are not trusting the GP but you have to grit your teeth and do it.
I was diagnosed hypothyroid, had 6 weeks of 25 Levo then 6 weeks of 50. I felt really good at first on the 50 but then plunged back down. I had blood tests last week and on the phone today the GP said 'Everything is normal'.
So again i had to say 'can i have the results and references please'. Cringe!!!
The results were TSH now 2.76. (0.35-5). Going in the right direction as it was 10.27 four months ago.
Free T4 now 13.9 (9-21). again going in the right direction slowly as it was 10.1 four months ago.
Total T3 now 1.4 (0.9-2.5). it was1.5 before so no real. change.
These results are maybe in range but they don't feel 'normal' for me. I'm aiming for TSH of 1 or below and Free T4 of around 18 for optimum health so I let the GP that I'm really not well at all again after a couple of weeks of feeling good on 50 and she's upped me to 75.
Thank goodness for the information on this site now or the conversation would have been: 'All normal and in range. goodbye' as usual.
(I do ask for a copy of my blood test results as well. I can't take time off work to collect it from the surgery so the only way they will post it to me is if I send them a stamped addressed envelope which I do).
PS. I've asked for Free T3 and B12 tests too after advice here but the labs refuse to do them . I've started taking B complex anyway. I already take Vitamin D.