I've just been back to my GP (but saw a different one) after finding out from my ENT consultant that I had high anti-bodies.
I went armed with lots of info from thyroid.uk website along with a list of all my symptoms. Unfortunately I feel like I have got nowhere. He insisted that my readings were normal and I don't have a thyroid problem and told me that was the problem with looking on the internet! I said that the ENT consultant had pointed out that I do have a thyroid problem as I had high antibodies - but no, he doesn't know what he's talking about as he's an ENT Dr :/
The list of symptoms wasn't looked at but he did ask about my symptoms. In the end i said well if I haven't got a thryoid problem - what is it. He ruled out fibromyalgia and depression (which was his first suggestion!). He has begrudgingly agreed to do a repeat blood test but is only testing for antibody levels. I managed to get some of my previous test results - not sure if it is all of them but this is all he could provide.
Serum TSH level 5.55 mu/l (0.3 - 5.00) "High"
Thyroid peroxidase antibod lev 141 ku/L (0-9) "High" - Positive TPO titre confirms an autoimmune thyroid disease
Serum free T4 level 10.5 pmol/L (7.0 - 20)
Serum TSH level 3.58 mu/L (0.30 - 5.)
I'm really confused to be honest. Do I have a problem or not? I know that I'm not imagining my symptoms so feeling really frustrated.
So sorry for the long and probably garbled post!