Hi all, I've had hypothyroid symptoms for years in addition to confirmed endometriosis and ME (never really had tests beside blood tests to rule out other causes). Based on other symptoms , my GP thinks it may be hypothyroidism or PCOS so she ordered thyroid function tests and hormone levels. I am going to get the results at 6pm today.
Every time I've had thyroid tests before I've been told they're either normal or borderline. Having read up on it more, I see that it may be that my TSH levels are normal but I may still be hypo, and that this should be determined on the basis of symptoms / a trial of treatment.
My question is, if the GP just says "it's all normal" how do I bring up this issue without annoying her? How do I word the question? Ideally I would like to see the results myself so I can know what's going on but I know some doctors hate this.
I actually know an endocrinologist, and they've said I should push for a trial of treatment even if my TSH is in the normal range based on my symptoms, but how do I do this?
What does a TFT include - does it include T3, T4 etc? The form said TFT whereas forms in the past have said TSH I think, so I'm hoping they took more than just that test.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated - I've had bad experiences with doctors over the years and so I'm not great as asserting myself.