After a positive experience with the Endo, it was back to the GP for the results of the tests he ordered. I booked in with my usual GP but arrived to find she had swapped clinics with a different doctor (who I don't rate - would have cancelled the appt if I had known!).
My normal GP had told me she wanted to see my Vit D levels towards top of the range and TSH towards the bottom, but this doc saw they were (just) in range for the first time and concluded everything was ok. When I queried this, she said it was fine "unless I felt unwell". I have been visiting for months BECAUSE I feel unwell. Why assume rather than actually ASK "how are you feeling?". Anyway, I don't have T3/T4 results unfortunately but I insisted on upping my thyroxine to achieve a lower TSH...so do you think I did right (doc referred to it as "some people feel better being overmedicated")?
Also, I asked about the tests the endo had ordered to rule out other autoimmune conditions (I have confirmed pernicious anaemia and symptoms such as Raynaud's / joint pain / tiredness and poor stamina still). The doc told me they were all fine, but I asked for a print out as per your suggestions. IgG was Negative, ESR normal, Liver function, FBC, U&E's and urine ACR all normal but Serum Cortisol was 310 (<420nmol/L does not exclude adrenal insufficiency, consider short Synthacten test) and Creatinine Kinase 861 IU/L (24-170).
I appreciate that these may be nothing needing intervention, even tough out of range but it would've been nice to have that discussion. Any advice please?
I feel that my health has been on a downwards spiral for ages and I just want to optimise everything here and now and know where I am...