I took my Blood Test results which I paid for at the Spire Hospital
My results were as follows;
Thyroid stimulating hormone<0.010 mU/L (0.270 -4.200)
Free T4 26.8 pmol/L (12 - 22)
Free T3 5.4 pmol/L (3.1 -6.8)
Reverse T3 42.3 ng/dl (Ref 9-35)
My GP commented that the results showed that I was okay on my medication ????, and he asked me what I wanted to see him about. I asked him if he could reduce my Levothyroxine and prescribe a T3 medication or keep my Levothyroxine dosage the same and still prescribe Levothyroxine. Well you can guess his answer, that if Levothyroxine is not working neither would a T3 medication. He tried to tell me that my weight gain was nothing to do with my thyroid, but when I pointed out that 3 weeks earlier I had my Diabetes type 2 yearly checkup, the nurses were extremely surprised that it was normal, taking into account my excessive weight gain. I pointed this out to my GP and suddenly he was stuck for words and has agreed to give me a blood test for expressive weight gain and bloating, I am not sure what this blood test is checking, but I don't hold out any hope that he will change his mind. When I suggested seeing a Endocrinology Doctor, he told me that this route would be the last resort and I was going over the top.......needless to say I left in tears even though I explained it was not just the weight...the Chronic Fatigue, the pains in my legs etc. I don't know where to go or what to do...