Hi.What a relief to find your website. Hope you can advise me.
Requested a thyroid test approximately 4 years ago which were always said to be borderline although I knew all was not well.
I have been on thyroxine since June 2013 after seeing an Endo and take 50 mg of thyroxine.
I saw my GP this week as I felt my symptoms were as before with a worsening of hair loss.
She did blood test and thyroid test. Sorry but didn't expect her to take blood so had taken meds!
Results have come back:-
Free T4 14.0 (9.00 - 19.0)
TSHlevel 2.3 (0.2- 4.0)
Ferritin level 62 (10.0 - 220.0)
In January 2013 I had a fall while on holiday in Gambia. I had a lisfranc injury to my foot where all bones across the foot were broken.That's another story!
When I saw the Endo in May I was still not weightbearing and he was concerned that the damage done was more than it should have been.
He advised me to speak to my GP and request a bone scan.
My GP's request was refused saying I did not meet the criteria.
I'm taking calcium myself but have no idea what dose to take. (GP just says she doesn't think I need full dose!
Sorry to ramble.
Any advise on either point would be appreciated.