Yes, this is what I actually heard come out of a GP's mouth last time I spoke on the phone and requested a print out of all my thyroid and cholesterol tests.
Since they lowered my dosage by 25 mcg of thyroxine 2.5 years ago, my cholesterol shot way up. I insisted on trying to get back to the level I used to be, which is a lower TSH within the range, but at the end of the low range scale of just above it. When I am there my T4 still remains pretty much the same. It doesn't go into the upper range. That must mean that me metabolising T4 is compromised someway.
I feel 100% better on the increased dosage, and I'm going to have my cholesterol and thyroid profile retested in about 6 weeks time, but I'm dreading the fight I'm going to have at this GP clinic in Hammersmith London. It is frightful. Truly frightful to be told you need to take statins, when I'm slightly over the normal range for cholesterol after years of having a normal range all because they lowered my thyroxine dosage.
Unbelievable, the doctors here. I'm from America and this is almost akin to communist Russia health care if you imagine it at its most bureaucrat worst.
All these crazy ideas of "we treat ranges" Not patients? Or dare I say "people"?
I can't believe the autocratic, less than concerned manner in which we are now treated. Is this their way of driving through privatisation here in the UK? I'm going to have to change GP clinics or go private, because this seems to have become the ethos of our biggest local surgery here in Hammersmith.