I had a thyroid blood test one week ago and knew the GP would consider me over medicated. I stopped T3 about 30 hours before the test. I have been taking 40mcg daily which the Endo prescribed plus half of a 25mcg from ‘elsewhere’. I’ve felt well on that dose at long last.
The GP has phoned me this morning (telephone appointment) to discuss the results.
She said my TSH is 0.05 (range 0.4 to 4), T4 is less than 1.3 (range 10.6 to 21), T3 is 1.4 (range 3.2 to 5.9). Then she said all of them show I’m over medicated.
I said TSH doesn't show the complete picture and there's no T4 in me because I take T3 - she went quiet.
I said to her that I now think I could well have Hashimoto’s after reading medical stuff on the internet, and would therefore like to have blood tests for thyroid antibodies. She instantly agreed to that. Then she said “Oh, if it’s autoimmune disease we had better also do B12 and folate”.
I’ve never been offered B12 blood test and only got one a year ago when I pushed for it. This shows to me that an autoimmune problem makes them take different action.
Any views please. Also thoughts on my blood results. Thanks