Can anyone advise please. Having a routine blood test indicated that I was hyperthyroid, so GP said repeat in 3 months. Same result which he attributed to my family's "funny blood." 3 months later was a similar result, and when discussed with him on the phone he told me that my level of supplement was okay. I said that I didn't take a supplement and was asked was I sure! (my sister and niece are both hypothyroid.) I printed off a list of symptoms from Thyroid UK, marked over half which applied to me and added others and took it to him. He just about restrained himself from throwing it in the bin in front of me. I had my eyes tested as I have severe dry eyes. Another partner wanted me to see an endo but I had to say my doctor just wanted bloods repeated in 12 months. My ferritin levels are low, and there is no discernable reason for this, I think my last test showed a level of 27, my haemoglobin is fine. I don't know whether to push for treatment or leave well alone as nothing seems to be getting worse, and to be honest I don't want to go for blood tests and then be told repeat in 3 months. I have other issues which mean that blood tests are pretty painful, and anyway I don't want to waste my iron. On a lighter note, as I don't seem to be able to tolerate iron pills I modified my diet and added fruit cake and dark chocolate, and my iron levels did actually come up a bit. Any advice is welcome, we have a raft of blood relatives who have had thyroid problems, my father, both his parents, 3 aunts and I could go on. Dad started with overactive and after having some of it removed ended up underactive. Thanks to all.
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