I'm auto immune hypo, diagnosed a few months ago, started on 25 levo, then 25/50, 50/50 and for the last few weeks 50/75, GP has been very conservative about increasing dose but good at testing me every 4-6 weeks.
My TSH hase gone down from 5.1 in Oct to 2.71 (0.27-4.2) and T4 has gone up from 12 to 16 (12-22) so good news all round. The results of the last test were left at reception for me with a note to say everything is normal and I should be retested in a year's time.
While I am pleased that my results have come within range, I am not confident to leave it for a whole year to check all is still ok. I do feel better than I did a few months ago, I really had forgotten what it felt like to be well. I'm still a bit more tired than I would like but that could just be down to juggling too many things in life. I have been gluten free for over 2 months (and will continue with this as stomach issues have been more or less resolved with this) and I supplement with Vit D3, Selenium and B12 thanks to advice here.
Is it normal to leave it so long between tests when I haven't had at least two consecutive 'stable' results? Should I be happy that the doc is fine with this and maybe just get a BH test done myself in 6 months time?
I do wish GP's had time to look at the bigger picture