This is an update to an earlier post today - healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
Well, I saw the GP this afternoon re Thyroid or B12 issues. Thoughts from both PAS and ThyroidUK forums suggest Thyroid issue most likely, based on recent results of:
Local Lab - 13 April 2017
TSH - 0.24 miu/L (0.25 - 5.0)
Free T4 - 22.0 pmol (9.00 - 23.0)
BH (Same blood draw)
TSH - (Low) 0.25 (0.27 - 4.20) mIU/L
T4 Total - 109.5 (64.5 - 142.0) nmol/L
Free T4 - (High) 22.45 (12 - 22) pmol/L
Free T3 - 3.85 (3.1 - 6.8) pmol/L
I calculate this ratio is T3 / T4 is 5.83 / 1 However, GP sees both results are 'within normal range' and he isn't even prepared to check this out anywhere, or anything, even though I pointed out the ratio should be 3 or 4/1 and certainly under 5. He just didn't want to know. All he could suggest was to see him again in 3 months! So, what does he think will change between now and then?
Why are so many of our GPs so brainwashed? Don't they have an inquisitive mind these days? Doesn't matter that the patient (me) feels rubbish and really doesn't want to life such a life, especially when there are things that could be, at least, tried ;( So fed up!!!
So, when it was clear he had no more to say, I then told him that I felt my only option was to get hold of some T3 and give myself a trial. GPs reaction??? Ha! Surprise, surprise! He wasn't too keen 'Very Dangerous'
I just said I'd be careful and see him in 3 months (hopefully able to tell him I feel fantastic on T3 )