After 2 years of sub clinical symptom, I have recently been diagnosed as hypothyroid by a new GP. I am 53 and lots of my symptoms had been put down to the menopause. He seems very good and was prepared to ignore an endocrinologist's opinion that my thyroid was fine. He asked for new tests (something to do with different labs) and has started me on 50mg levothyroxine. I also have very high cholesterol and low vitamin D. I am now due for more blood tests - he has asked for TSH, renal profile, LFTs & FBC - I have no idea what these are and how they relate to my thyroid. My questions are
1) Is this a normal/full range of tests and what are they?
2) what questions should I be asking at my next appt?
3) what supplements should I be taking and when?
4) has anyone had any success losing weight - I have put on 3stone over the last 2 years