Requested a thyroid panel test this week as I've been feeling very symptomatic recently. Terrible digestion, brain fog, heavy periods, fatigue, weight gain - you get the picture. My GP surgery has always tested TSH and FT4.
However, today on phoning for my results, I am told that they do not test FT4 for patients on Levothyroxine. I explained that I have always had my FT4 tested and the receptionist asked a doctor who said this does not happen. This seems a huge backward step in our fight for proper treatment.
My TSH has risen from 0.57 where I have felt completely well to for the last 18 months to 2. Goodness knows where my ft4 is let alone ft3 (never had that one tested).
I hope this is not a trend. I am in Dorset area.
I have a telephone consultation with a doctor I have never spoken to before on Monday. Wish me luck.