Before I launch into this post, I would like to offer my personal recommendation to Blue Horizon.
I'm not affiliated with anyone working there, nor anyone at Thyroid UK.
After getting nowhere quickly with my GP, it was recommended I get further testing privately.
Apologies because I don't know how to do the link thing, but please save yourself the hassle of arguing with doctors and go private!
The guys at BH are amazing and really took the time to listen and make sure I was buying the right tests.
It was expensive but how much does being sick cost you financially, socially and in other ways?
I hope this helps if you're in 2 minds about what to do. Good luck xx
Anyway, I am new to all this myself and would like some advice on what to say to my GP, as it appears I may be hypothyroid.
TSH. 1.43. (0.27-4.2)
TT4. 85.7. (64.5-14.2)
Free T4. 10.51. (12-22)
Free T3. 3.48. (3.1-6.8)
AT Peroxidase. 9.9 <34kIU/L
AT Globulin. <10.000. <115IU/L
Cortisol. 179. (150-600nmol/L)
B12. 400. (179-1162ng/L)
Folate. 5.2. (2.8-12.4ug/L)
Ferritin. 66. (15-200ug/L)
Vit D3 32. (50-100nmo/L)
Iron 16.9 (9-30.4umol/L)
GP has already prescribed Vit D3 800IU once per day.
Should I be taking higher dose?
BH recommend I retest in 6 months, however I can't wait that long to start feeling better. I feel terrible now and have done for well in excess of a year.
I've been taking Iron tablets and a daily berocca as well as B complex.
I will be ordering Selenium and a few other bits today.
I would be very grateful for any advice on how I can be best prepared for my GP visit as I would prefer to trial on Levo rather than wait.
Does it look like T4 is not converting?
Should I request T3 also, even though I've never had medication for thyroid before?
I'm such a novice!!
Thank you in advance xxxxxx