I have been trying to get some answers to why I have been feeling so bad but without much success!
Nearly 3 months and lots of blood tests later, I am still not really any the wiser.
I have these results but I also requested a thyroid antibody test. I had to have blood taken twice as , apparently, the first time they did the wrong tests! Having had the second lot of tests done, I had the following results back.
T4 11.4. (9.0 - 24).
TSH 2.51 (0.2 - 4.5
Vit D 71
B12. 466 (180 - 910)
Ferritin. 47 (15 - 200)
But still no thyroid antibody test. I phoned the surgery to ask about it and the receptionist said she would ask the doctor and get back to me. Last Wednesday the receptionist phoned me and said she had asked the doctor, the doctor had looked at the results and everything was (and I quote) "tickety boo." Pleased to finally have a result, I thanked the receptionist and asked if I could come to the surgery to have a printed copy of the results. She suddenly sounded very panicked and said she couldn't do that as it's not accessible from her computer so she would have to leave a message for the doctor. Could I phone back a week later? I did this but when I phoned yesterday, I spoke to a different receptionist and she didn't seem to know anything about it!! Anyway I went in to the surgery today to go through the whole story again with a third receptionist. Apparently they have sent me a letter (and she printed me another copy of the letter while I was there) saying that they didn't do the antibody test because I didn't need it. So why did the receptionist phone me to tell me the results were fine? As I was speaking to the receptionist, my doctor came out and also told me that I didn't need the test. I tried to tell her that actually the test was irrelevant - I had been lied to, told that the test had been done and everything was fine. Surely this can't be right?
My questions are: What can I do about this and is it correct that if my thyroid function test is 'normal' there is no point doing an antibody test?
Sorry for the rant.
Any advice gratefully received