Thyroid UK

What type of blue horizon kit is best?

Im thinking about doing my own thyroid blood screening with a blue horizon. My last tsh was 2.8 and I dont feel my current regime of 30mcg t3 and 25mcg of t4 is enough. Feeling lethargic, gaining weight despite exercise and good diet etcetc. My doc says theres nothing more can be done for me. Its so depressing. Money is tight, so my question is what level of kit should I buy and if I need to have blood taken for a vacutainer sample, can I ask my gp practice to do this? Thanks

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Debbie2012 Some GP practises will draw blood for private testing, mine won't nor will my NHS hospital. You would need to ask.

You can do a fingerprick test which is very easy. Click on Paul's picture on this page for details of how to do it

If you've never had thyroid antibodies tested it would be a good idea to go for the Thyroid Plus Six.

If you know you have high antibodies and are positive for Hashimoto's then you don't need them testing again so the Thyroid Plus Three will be enough.

If you've never had vitamins and minerals tested then it's a good idea to get these done as most of us Hypos tend to be low in nutrients. Thyroid Plus Eleven tests everything.


Thanks for the sound advice, much appreciated.



Why do you need further testing? TSH 2.8 indicates you are under medicated. Ask your GP to increase Levothyroxine dose to 50mcg. The goal of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine is to restore the patient to euthyroid status. For most patients that will be when TSH is 1.0 or lower, often <0.1 when taking T3. Read Treatment Options in Email if you would like a copy of the Pulse article to show your GP.


Its my nhs endo who wont give me any more based on my tsh. I know Im not right, but thats all they will test at this time. Im going to ask for 50mcg levo, and see what happens. Many thanks.


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