Went to the Doctors today for my first set of blood results following diagnosis of an underactive thyroid and meds.
Thankfully I saw a different doctor who I didn't have to battle with in order to get an increase in my Thyroxine. I was on 25mcg and now I am 50 mcg. Explained I still had symptoms in particular tiredness and taste distortion.
My TSH was 3.8 ( previously 6.6). The doctor knew exactly what I needed to be aiming for to achieve euthyroid status and also agreed to include a vitamin D test as part of my next blood test. Doctor said they had been told not to test for this now as it is a controversial area but said she would be "naughty" and agreed to do it as things are still unclear about the testing for vitamin d.
Doctor confirmed I had Hashimoto disease as my antibodies were over 1300 which she stated was the cut of for diagnosis of Hashis i.e. If your antibodies are above 1300 then = Hashimoto disease.
What was interesting was she said if when I hopefully reach euthyroid status and I still have this terrible tiredness, then she would not rule out exploring Chronic Fatigue syndrome. Hopeful though my Thyroxine will sort things out but thought it may be useful for people to know about on this forum.
I mentioned my "leaky Gut" test I am awaiting the results of which I paid for privately. Doctor didn't dismiss this as a test in itself but said this is still a grey area, some people believe this others don't. Given the extreme affects I can sometimes have with IBS and palpitations, I do think this is a worthwhile test. However I shall await my results!
Hope the above might help someone out there.