Just seen my GP, armed with all the evidence of FT3 test and was refused. I am having usual function tests done, plus vitamins, iron etc., he said at my age most of my symptoms are perimenepausal. He didn't want to test for antibodies because once you have Hashimotos it doesn't go away. I wanted to see if my level had decreased. So test next week, and take it from there. He said I am within range (just) even though I said I should be nearer to 1 not 2.5. I have had such a tearful day today. So I am going to get the test done private. He said he has lots of people ask about T3 but nothing's proven to say adding it works, and I shouldn't look at American websites - stick to UK. Thats where I got my info from! So frustrated but I will get there, even if it's little steps at a time. I will go back once my results are in, but in the meantime I will get my own done. Thank you - rant over!