I’ve been on Levo for a year now and am still battling to try and find the correct balance for me, I’m currently at 125mcg. My question however is about diagnosing the cause and Hashimoto’s.
After receiving help from a lot of people on here, I learned about Hashi and began reading into it. I went into my GP recently to beg for more tests on levels he’s never done for me, and I also asked about looking into Hashimoto’s and the cause of my condition. I was met with a rather patronizing “you’re diagnosed with hypothyroidism, we just need to manage this”.
So my question is, is it important that I have a solid diagnosis of the root cause of my thyroid condition? I’m concerned that it could be something else causing it that we’ve yet to look into and maybe requires different treatment or lifestyle changes, rather than this umbrella treatment we’re all on. What do I need to say to him to get this test? How do they even test for Hashimoto’s? I can’t seem to find a clear answer online.
Thanks for the help!