Been back to see my GP and she has said that even though my TPO antibody was positive ( >1000) that doesn't mean I have Hashimotos. This is because I have Crohn's which is also autoimune, and I shouldn't blame everything on my thyroid. This really threw me, my Crohn's has been good for a few years now, and I am not on any treatment.
I said about going gluten free and she had not heard of it. She couldn't understand why I want T3 or any other tests privately. I explained I want a base level of all of my thyroid health so I know where I am at now. It was difficult, frustrating & I cried.
I understand my results will show that I need to increase but at least I have a good indication of where I'm at. Maybe I am just being over anxious about it all.
I explained I haven't felt well since increasing, glands up etc and she agreed with that, and that is what happened last time I increased I had to go back down. Now I am aware I know my vit D is low so that's not helping but I am trying so hard to help myself.
Anyway I think she thinks I am loopy.
Thanks for listening rant over.