Hi, suspected Hashimoto's sufferer here on 125mcg Levo. I've been referred to an endo by my GP due to ongoing symptoms, not doing very well on the meds and other abnormal results from past blood tests.
My GP has suggested that my high plasma viscosity at 1.9mPa.s (normal below 1.75) is related to the high TSH reading at 22 (0.2-4.2) as it points to some sort of inflammatory response, but I'm not entirely sure about this. I think she may have been getting this information from other sources as during my last appointment with her she also mentioned the 2 antibodies present in the blood - thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin - 1 or both of which I may have.
Surely this is something a general practitioner does not usually know about? Is it possible she went through an endo about this?
It just seems unusual for a general practitioner to mention this sort of thing as the other two GPs I've seen for thyroid problems think hypothyroidism is not due to an autoimmune illness.
Thanks for your help.