After some years of feeling unwell - exhaustion, gut issues (IBS, Acid Reflux, Diverticulitis), huge increase in weight, followed by menopause (more weight!), I have in November 2016 been diagnosed Hypo. Just trying to figure out how to unscramble the vast array of symptoms and get to the root cause to help myself regain health! In the meantime, my GP has prescribed Levothyroxine which he has recently increased to 50mcg. I initially saw a big change in my test results
TSH 31.84 which is now 11.79 (0.20 - 4.60)
free T4 5.8 which is now 10 (7.0 - 17.0)
and a slight reduction in the awful symptoms, although I am still not well as you can imagine from my results.
I am seeing my GP on Friday and will ask him to increase my Levo. I also want him to test for free T3 to see how much T4 I am converting and Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies, and Thyrogbulin antibodies to see if I have the autoimmune disease Hashimoto's. However, I would like some advice on what else I should be seeking from him? I've seen discussions on this site about the benefits of NDT and combinations of T4/T3. Also about mineral deficiencies and their impact on the thyroid so would like to know what I should be tested for in this respect.
Ideally, I would like to attend my next GP appointment with enough understanding and knowledge about this subject that I can fully participate in my treatment plan. Any help with the start of my journey with Hypothyroidism would be gratefully received.