I am going for a blood test on Thursday early morning. The doctor I saw last time is away so I've had to make an appointment with another doctor. When I first saw my doctor I had to battle to get diagnosed which thankfully she eventually did after a lot of persuasion, explanation of my symptoms and the fact my TSH was 6.6 (0.55-4.8)
The doctor placed me on 25mg of thyroxine and then told me to get another blood test done, hence Thursday. This will be 9 Weeks following being diagnosed and taking the Thyroxine.
I still have all my previous symptoms albeit very slightly decreased. My tiredness is still as bad however.
I am getting anxious that the doctor will not increase my dose and that I will have to go through the trauma of trying to persuade the doctor that a) I have an under active thyroid and then b) I need it increasing.
Has anyone got any advice regarding what I could say to try and persuade the doctor I need my dose increasing? I know it sounds as though I'm expecting a battle but based on my previous experience I am preparing for the worst!
I have just posted off my Gut Permeability Test which I have paid for privately. Do you think I should take these results with me?
Thanks very much.