I am new here and hypothyroid myself (receiving treatment if not yet adequately!), but am posting today on behalf of my partner. He is currently subclinical hypothyroid with many symptoms both physical and mental, and a family history.
His results are as follows:
Date TSH FT4
8/4/2013 5 14
13/8/14 3.8 17
15/5/15 3.8 15.7
24/2/16 4.7 16
4/6/16 4.1 15.9
(I only know ranges for the last two as others may have been under different lab tests. Range for TSH is 0.2-4.0 and FT4 10.0-20.0
Our doctor said at his last appointment that he would retest in 6 months but otherwise would not offer a therapeutic trial of levo as he did not want to send my partner into hyperthyroidism. He has been offered medications etc for the symptoms, but won't be treated for the thyroid cause.
We are looking to get a BlueHorizon Thyroid plus 12 test done (if we can find somewhere to draw blood) but I wondered if anyone on here could help us with arguments against this doctor's fear of medication sending him hyperthyroid?
We are Leeds based.