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Just been to doctors again this time to check on my recent ECG and 24 hour tape tape was done on the 30th of June. Well no tape results yet and only information I got about my ECG is that I have slightly flat T waves,no explanation as to the relevance of this, also I asked for some more bloods to be done ferritin vitamin d Thyroid hormones I was eventually granted these I get them done next Monday, but she refused to repeat Tsh which has fluctuate from 2.6 to 3.8 in a 10 day period. She said that it's fine and levels have gone up to 10. she said that my b12 which is under 500 is ok I suggested a trial of levothyroxin she said she'd get into trouble if she px this at my levels.I suggested I might be going hypothyroidism and mentioned hashimoto she agreed that the thyroid fluctuates with hashi but said there are no treatment s for it.I was shocked and said there was she asked me what they are and I had to guess I said a combination of T3 and t4. Again she said not at this level and anyway people with that usually felt ill.I'd just got through saying how ill I've been feeling.but she did agree to see me again when my new results come through.but only after I insisted that my symptoms weren't down to my age 64.sorry for the rant any advise is as always greatly app

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Pet-Lamb, NHS doesn't treat Hashimoto's, they treat the resulting hypothyroidism once TSH is over range, usually >5 or 6 in the presence of antibodies, but some still wait until TSH is >10 which is overtly hypothyroid.

The fluctations in your thyroid levels may be due to testing at different times of day. TSH is highest in the early morning and before eating and drinking. Have a look at the graphs in this link

It can take a long time for TSH to become abnormal so testing isn't likely to be more frequent than 3-6 months.

Levothyroxine and T3 are therapies for low thyroid levels, not Hashimoto's. I would press your GP on whether she will treat when TSH is >5 or whether she will wait until it is >10.

100% gluten-free diet may help reduce Hashimoto's flare ups and antibodies.

GPs often think blood results anywhere within range are okay. PA Society thinks 1,000 is optimal.


Thanks clutter


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