I was diagnosed hypo at the end of Oct 2016 and prescribed 25mg of Levothyroxine. Since then I have being doing my own research (including on this forum) and as a result have been assertive in my requests for regular testing and increases in dosage (now on 75mg). However, my GP refuses to test for thyroid anti-bodies and has sent a message to me via his receptionist - "you don't need this test as you are already on Levothyroxine. I tried to explain to the receptionist that if I do have Hashimoto's I will need to seek out a relevant treatment protocol for the immune system but she just repeated the GP's words - blah, blah, blah!
Is it worth getting a private blood test and if so, which is a good lab? Or should I just assume that as the majority of Hypo sufferers also have Hashimoto's then I should go gluten free?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.