I'm a 'newbie' on here (popped over from PA forum) and would appreciate your thoughts, please.
My GP reduced my Levithyroxine, just slightly, last November (2016) because Free T4 was 31 pmol/L (9-23). FT4 had previously been running at around 23 pmol/L (12-22) for the past few years. I have to say, I wasn't feeling any effects of having a 'raised' FT4 so GP clearly only treating numbers!
So now, 4 months later, I am feeling so exhausted, much more so that in October, before the reduction of Levithyroxine. I have an appt with another GP this afternoon (5 April) to ask for TSH, FT4 and FT3 to be done and, hopefully, to increase Levithyroxine back to previous level, ie back to 150/125 mcg alt days from 125 mcg daily - yes, a pathetic drop but my tiredness has really taken a dive.
I'm also in the process of trying to convince my GP that I have Vit B12 deficiency - (he, at least, agreed to test Homocysteine and MMA levels, so just waiting for the MMA to come back, with other markers suggesing B12 def)
My question is, as my B12 is at/below bottom of range, plus other markers suggestive of deficiency, would it be sensible to ask the GP this afternoon (a different one) if she might consider a trial on B12 injections, as these might be effective much more quickly I see my 'regular' GP in two weeks time (he's on holiday just now) I don't like asking another GP to do something that my regular GP is not happy with, especially as he is Senior Partner and today's GP is 'registrar', so not permanent at surgery (as far as I know)
Just a bit of a dilemma. Thanks for your thoughts