Hi sorry about taking so long to get back to you, house move etc. I had another blood test done at GP surgery after I produced the private blood test showing TSH 7.4 . This time I made sure I fasted, no coffee etc and it was an early appointment 8.40am. The locum stated that at least it had gone down some to 5.6 and although they do not usually treat untill it's over 10 she started me on 50mgs of Levothroxine. She also so very meaningly stated that there should be no more blood test done for 3 months! (This was end of Jan) What I do not understand why only treat when over 10 if their lab range is 0.27-4.2 Just want to thank everyone for their advice and surport I probally would be none the wiser if you hadn't told me about private blood testing.