Hi, I've had some problems with my GP today. She has for some reason redone a test for antibodies, they are Thyroid Autoantibodies and are 141 kIU/L with the range below 34. The only range that is that low is Thyroid Peroxidase. The Thyroid Peroxidase when last done in July was 110 and the range was the same so I am prepared to assume that it has risen from 110 to 141. Why, I don't know as I have been taking my Levothyroxine at half the dose given my thyroid hormone results. So at the moment I take 112mcg instead of 125mcg.
The GP is now worried my TSH is possibly suppressed since my thyroid hormones are so high with Free T3 at 6.9 with the range at 3.1 to 6.7 and the Free T4 at 25.1 with the range at 12 to 22. The TSH was 0.36 with the range between 0.2 to 4.2, and she wants to start me on medication for hyperthyroidism, provided that the TSH is under 0.2 when tested.
So the GP has now ordered a retest for my TSH to check if it is indeed suppressed. She has also said she does not treat on how a patient feels despite the fact my heart rate has doubled and I get so hot outside when it's raining. That is not proof enough for her.
Maybe the best thing to do is change doctors within the practice? Or get a second opinion?