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T3/t4 hyposymptons

I would like to thank everyone who has been very kind and helpful to me since joining the forum.

I was going to ask a lot of questions about little things that are reverent to me. Just as I was sitting here the phone rang. It was the hospital. My endo has started a clinic on Saturday and would I like an appointment at 1.20pm. This I's after failing yet again to get a gp appointment. Shall I ask endo for bloods for iron panel and b12 and vit and have a colic test.

I m going to go out of curiosity. Thing is I met this one before and I find her a bit rushed and dismissive of questions.

any advice

Regards kate

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KjcTisdell1, Certainly ask for the blood tests you think you need but your endocrinologist may refer you back to your GP for the tests.

Make a bullet point list of your most troubling symptoms to discuss and be specific about the problems you experience ie I sleep 8 hours a night but wake exhausted, or despite eating x calories a day and exercising x hours x times a week I'm gaining x lbs a week, and I can do the shopping but am too tired to put it away and prepare a meal afterwards, or I can get the laundry out of the washing machine but I'm too tired to hang it up.

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Thank you this is very good advice.

I will also take body diagrams and show her all the shades areas of when ere I'm in pain.

my one question though how do you know what is thyroid and what is menopause.

Or do I have to keep remi ding myself that women who have had hysterectomy can still walk. Has any body had problems walking due to their weak Achilles.


Kate, I don't know how to distinguish thyroid and menopausal symptom crossovers but when optimally medicated on Levothyroxine most thyroid symptoms should eventually resolve. If you post your recent thyroid results and ref ranges we'll be able to see whether you are optimally medicated or need a dose increase. Slow Achilles reflexes can be due to suboptimal thyroid levels, but I don't know whether slow reflexes cause pain.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.


Thankful clutter

can't get bloods done till next week. Busy practice.

I just want ask when you have bloods done do you take your does on that day or leave it out.

Do you take the day before which is 24hrs.

And why is this.

also can you tell me what the dose of 20mg of t3 is to t4.



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