I've got my first endo appointment next Tuesday evening and I'm pretty certain they'll do a blood test but I'm really keen to make sure everything is tested and they test for the right things.
Basic back story is I've been hypothyroid since 21 and am now 38 and have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I've never felt well on levothyroxine (I have 125mcg a day) but always just taken the docs word that I was in the 'normal range' and now I've read and researched more I'm convinced that lots of my fibro symptoms might be undertreated hypo symptoms.
My yearly bloods were done about 6 weeks ago and results were: T4 13.8 (6.3-14) and TSH 1.26 (0.3 to 5.6).
I'm currently having B12 injections (and have been on those since September) as I had a ridiculously low B12 reading about a year ago and I'm also on prescription Vit D for the same reasons.
I'm keen to get my T3 checked on this next blood test (which has never been done) and also my thyroid antibodies as they've never been checked.
The other main question is that I don't even know why I'm hypothyroid? Is it autoimmune? I have other autoimmune issues such as lichen planus and allergies so I'm assuming that's why I'm hypothyroid but no one has ever actually told me.
I just want to be prepared with what I should ask and what I should try and insist I'm being tested for in the blood work.
Thanks in advance