1. I got some great advice here about the blood levels needed for treatment of hashimoto's, ie T4 should be the higher end of the range and TSH should be <1. Now all I need to do is convince my GP as I am only 50mcg and nowhere near these (at the moment I am TSH 7.23 and T4 13.5)! Can anyone recommend any books or papers which refer to these levels, so I can arm myself with the necessary literature to try and persuade my GP?
2. It also seems like the NHS lab which does the testing is 'guiding' the GP about my dosage: I noticed that the lab had written on my blood test results 'marginal under treatment' so the GP increased it to 50mcg. Does anyone know if GPs have to follow this advice or can they treat at their discretion?
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.