Further to my post yesterday,
I really hate it when GP demands thyroid blood tests, I tore up blood sheet last time but this time couldn’t evade it. I jog along happily when I take prescribed 40mcg T3 daily plus a bit more daily that I buy. I do not want my 40mcg lowered as I really can’t afford to buy it all myself. 35 years of hypo & possibly Hashi has rendered me in a very difficult financial state.
Could someone please explain about TSH and how it’s not relevant to people taking only T3.
I related much of my GP’s yesterday phone conversation to a friend and she said – ‘you are in effect diagnosing and treating yourself, it’s disgusting’.
Where should my blood results be to be optimally medicated? Please use the ranges used below.
This last blood test was –
TSH 0.05 (0.4 – 4)
T4 less than 1.3 (10.6 – 21)
T3 1.4 (3.2 – 5.9)
Thanks from a very confused person today