Hi, I have been treated for hypothyroidism for nearly 10 years, after suffering with symptoms for two years and my doctors just telling me to change my lifestyle and my weight increased they finally did a blood test. By that time I think I put on well over a stone in weight and no matter if I eat healthy and exercise I struggle with weight loss. I am now 3 stone overweight and not happy. Last year I complained to my doctor that I don't think my T3 is converting and showed them information on the other drug which helps T3. They said it didn't exist. Said my TSH levels were fine, but I said I have read that not necessarily are they converting correctly if my TSH levels are ok. They called the phlebotomy department and asked them and they agreed with them. I contacted an endocrinologist to see about an appointment and they said won't see without a referral from GP but they won't refer.
I have been looking at supplements, ie. Green tea powders and fat burners, as I think if I can boost my metabolism I may find I have more energy to exercise etc. But whenever I cross reference on Internet it says that ingredients effect thyroxine.
Advice please I am 43 and have been on 125 thyroxine for all this time. I am due a blood test. So will book soon, and post my results. I read on one of the posts that someone asked for freeT3 and freeT4 to be tested. Is this worth a try asking or will I get refused.