I was diagnosed as hypothyroid in June 2014 it came a quite a shock, there is no history of thyroid problems in my family - the results of the tests are shown below.
14/05/2014 Serum TSH 4.87 (0.4 - 4.00)
Free T4 12.3 pmo1/L (10.6 -21.00)
The above result was 'lost' by the surgery a new test was done
09/06/2014 Serum TSH 6.24 (0.4 - 4.00)
Started on Levothroxine 23/06/2014
30/07/2014 Serum TSH 3.84 (0.4 - 4.00)
On the 6th August I had a review appointment with my GP who intially said my TSH result was normal and just to continue on 50mg. I said I felt far from well and wanted to bring the TSH level down lower and further blood tests. I am having vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate,ferritin and iron checked. He would not agree to increase the Levo until he had seen the results of these new tests. I also have an appointment in the morning with an ENT specialist as I have a strange pressure feeling in my throat but no visible swelling.
The change in the GPs attitude when I told him what I wanted was quite amazing, it's the first time I have ever demanded - I'm usually a good girl and accept what I'm told, but after reading all the helpful posts on this site and preparing myself mentally that I wouldn't be ignored I actually felt quite empowered.
So thank you all for sharing your experiences and information and links that you give, do you think there is there anything else I should be asking?