what test would be the best to have

hello i'm due to have my bloods done 04 Jan my first re-test after starting on levothyroxine so i'm after advise on what test to ask for as last time it seems they didn't do as many as they should have.

If i have the same Nurse she said she would do the test's that i asked for (as the doctor said i didn't need any antibodies tests or) so if anyone could help me as to what would help in making sure they are getting my levels right i would be grateful as i still don't know the full extent on how this can affect your body.i still get spells when i'm worn out but on a good note i have seemed to mange to stop putting weight on but still really need to loose some. Really hope that will start to happen soon,my skin feels puffy all over like i'm holding water as well. any help on tests would be good so at least i will have the results i need to try make sure they look at everything. Thank you Linda

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  • Hello Linda,

    Doctors test TSH but it will give a better picture to have FT4 & FT3 tested as well.

    TPOAb & TGAb are the thyroid antibodies that indicate Hashimotos.

    Low thyroid hormones commonly caused deficiencies in B12, Vit D, folate and ferritin. Ask for all these to be tested and if available a full iron panel.

    Optimal levels are required for general health and good thyroid hormone synthesis.

    Get an early morning appointment for your blood test (when TSH is highest) and take Levothyroxine AFTERWARDS. Fast but drink water.

    Post all results complete with ranges (numbers in brackets) for members to comment.

    If your GP/nurse proves uncooperative all tests are available by private labs (link below).

    Flower

    Private labs testing

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

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    Disclaimer: 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.

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  • Thank you hopefully i will get a good nurse who will do these tests for me.

    Will post results as soon as i get to see my GP thank you

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