Sorry to butt in on this conversation but I wonder if you could confirm something for me please. I've struggled for over 10 years to get a diagnosis of hypothyroidism but GPs blocked me all the way because my TSH wasn't raised enough but my fT4 dropped from 17 to 8.2 at it's lowest some years ago and has not really raised to more than 10 or 11 since then, only with Thyroxine treatment at a low dose of 50/75mcg. I keep asking for a fT3 but neither GP nor Endo will allow it. Now my GP has become very defensive towards me because my last TSH result has fallen to 0.05 and she tells me she has to lower my dose. Thing is over the past 5 or 6 years, my symptoms have become progressively worse and because I also have Fibromyalgia I'm told that's more likely to be the cause. I have gained over 4 stones in weight, my face is puffy, I feel very tired and sluggish as if I'm wading through mud when I walk, my body temperature is low of normal (35 -36.5C) and worst of all, I've lost most of my body hair especially my eyebrows and eyelashes. My head hair has thinned and breaks easily.
I have an appointment with my Endo in the morning, should I request a full panel of bloods as listed above or would fT3 be enough to confirm any more than TSH and fT4? Btw, I'm expecting hostility.
Regards Carol x