Advice please?

Hey everyone.

So I dropped my thyroid results off for my Dr to have a look at and he says there is no action to be taken.

My results show that I more than likely have Hashi's, I've been advised that I would do better if my levo dose was increased to lower my TSH but my doctor seems to think that I should stay as I am.

He's said I can make a routine appointment if I wish to speak to him about the results so I've made an appointment for the the next available appointment which is actually with a different Dr but it's not till the 1st of December.

Is there even any point in even trying to talk to him about this!

Has anyone got any advice on what I should do next?

I'm really tempted to source some extra levo and up my dose and then in a couple of months get another private test done to see where my levels are at.

4 Replies

  • Donnyjam, You may have a better response from another doctor. If you do decide to top up your existing prescription remember that dose increases are usually in 25mcg increments every 6-8 weeks.


    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.

  • Cheers again Clutter.

    Yeah I was thinking maybe this doctor will be different, I think this one is into holistic medicine which might hopefully mean he has a more open mind about my treatment.

    I'm currently on 225mcg and plan to up to 250mcg if I did go down this route.

  • I agree with Clutter (most of us do, she's very wise :) ).

    A TSH of more than 3 when you're on thyroid replacement medication is too high - you're undermedicated. Try your luck with another GP.

  • Thanks.

    I think I will give this other doc a chance.

    Would it be unwise to tell him I intend to up my dose whether he prescribes it or not?

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