My girlfriend has suffered from all the symptoms of hypothyroidism for the last 20 years and yet her GP says she is within 'normal ranges'. Her blood results are:
T4 - 11 in a range of 10-22
TSH - 1.6 in a range of 0.3-5.5
To us this shows that her T4 is very low and yet the pituitary is not encouraging the production of more T4 and she would benefit from thyroxine to help increase her T4 levels to 22+.
We are going to ask for either a trial of thyroxine to increase T4 or a referral to an endocrinologist but feel this may fall on deaf ears. I think that we may need to go private to get any kind of results so would you let me know:
Can we see a private doctor and get a prescription directly from him?
Do we have to get referred to the private doctor from her GP?
How much would a private GP cost?
Does anyone have any recommendations for Dorset/Hampshire doctors?