Being diagnosed in France and not understanding things properly ,maybe go back to a gp in England as I live between the two countries,

Being diagnosed in France and not understanding things properly ,maybe go back to a gp in England as I live between the two countries,

Hi thanks for the advise on looking for ferritin levels in my blood as hair is so brittle and spent a fortune on hair products etc with no good results at all,my French doctor put me on levothyrox 25 mg, told me to see him in three months,as usual,he never suggested he would take another blood test ,but I would like to see if it's stable

My blood result is in French so I don't have a clue

Raised result was. Proteine reactive ( crp ) 10.93 mg/l,any more advice would be so welcome,

Think I will visit a gp in England as I hardly understand French,

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  • Hi Murphythomas

    I'm sorry you are having problems. You should have had a blood test every 6 weeks on levo with an increase and a dose of 25mcg isn't an adequate dose until you feel much better and no clinical symptoms.

    When you get your next blood test don't take levo before it, take it after and have the test as early as possible. Did you also have an antibodies blood test as well as a Full Thyroid Function Test, i.e. TSH, T4, T3, Free T4 and Free T3. If not ask for these to be done. Sometimes the lab wont if TSH is in range but it is best if we have a Free T3. Link below

    Always get a print-out of your blood test results with the ranges and post for comments.

    If we want to get better we have to read and learn unfortunately as we cannot rely on doctors/endos if they don't acknowledge/know clinical symptoms of hypo and only take note of the whereabouts of the TSH.

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

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  • Great to hear from you,I can now see why my hair skin is so bad and have been feeling terrible for months,I will take your good advice and ask for the tests I now know I need,

    Hoping you to are feeling better,and enjoying spring,and more sunshine

  • At present I am happy with my health but it has been a journey, like most on this forum. It has taken a while with some ups/downs. I feel fine now and when you're not so well you wonder if you'll ever feel better again but it is possible. It's a pity most of us have to resort to a 'do-it-yourself' routine either through the doctor not prescribing a hormone which suits (although some do) or whatever you take doesn't agree with you so we have to have the opportunity to try several.

    I hope you feel better a.s.a.p.

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