So I've just written in another post how I had a Blue Horizon test done recently that showed very high Thyroglobulin antibodies but normal Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies. Everywhere I look online this suggests Hashimoto's but my GP said high thyroid antibodies could be caused by having a cold! And has disregarded the results. And they don't do antibodies testing.
Now this seems to be a dr fob off (again)... Should I fight for a Hashimoto's official autoimmune diagnosis? I've Finally just got my underactive thyroid recognised after years of symptoms my TSH has just gone out of range a bit. So just started levothyroxine a few weeks ago. But only 25mcg... as my gp said she doesn't believe that my thyroid is the real cause of my symptoms and I'll probably never know what is!! "But stay positive...."
But is Hashimoto's treated any differently to underactive thyroid? Will pushing for a diagnosis help or just alienate me from the drs practice for being an annoying patient... when it wouldn't change my treatment plan anyway.
Obviously I want a diagnosis of what is actually wrong but will it do any good to push?