I'm having trouble getting my gp to up my Levothyroxine and need some help.
My latest TSH was 4.7 (0.4-5.5 range) and T4 was 14 (12-18 range). She seems to think that now I'm in range I shouldn't up my dose as otherwise I risk osteoporosis from being over medicated.
I told her that I feel my TSH is still way too high and that it needs to be in the bottom 1/3 of range to be optimal. I mentioned about the range in the UK being way too high and her reply was that they used "different assays in other countries" and therefore it wasn't that the UK range was too high it was just that the tests were different.
Does anyone know if that's true? I would like to go with some decent evidence so she can up my dose without just brushing me off?
I was only on 25mcg at the time. She agreed to raise it to 50 but that has only lowered my tsh 4.2 so hardly any difference even though it's doubled my dose. She made me get a calcium and vitamin d check last test but they were both in range all be it the lower ends.
I do feel better than I did up at 6.7 but I still feel it's not right and I really want to feel better.
Any advice on whether what she says about other countries considering a much lower level of tsh as being hypothyroid? And any other ways I can get her to up my meds?