I am 'within range' on my thyroid tests although very symptomatic. My GP started me on 25mg then 50mg Levo 3 months back and though there have been fair improvements I am not 'there' yet.
For reference my last blood tests were:
TSH 2.02 (0.27-4.20)
T4 Total L 63.7 (64.5-142.0)
Free T4 L 11.75 (12-22)
Free T3 3.93 (3.1-6.8)
Anti ThyroidPeridoxidase abs 7.4 <34
Anti Thyroglobulin abs <10 (<115)
(I had been off Levo a week when I did the test as we were away and numb-nuts here forgot her meds) which is why my FT4 tanked.
GP did have a wobble about me being 'in range' but was waiting to see what the Endo said as was waiting for him to do a scan of my thyroid.
Saw Endo today and it was a disaster.
He immediately said my TSH was 'normal', refused to acknowledge the private blood tests I'd had done, ignored the fact I was improving on Levo, refused point blank a scan of my thyroid and said it was ridiculous to suggest one as they were only given in a very specific situation and would be of no benefit to me.
He felt my neck and looked at my shins (no idea why?) said all fine, ignored family history (Mother and Grandma have thyroid issues).
He said it was drivel that one should do blood tests after fasting and with no Levo. He discharged me but has insisted on doing blood tests for TPOA, TFT, IGF1, TTG, Coeliac which he sent me for straight away even though I had my levo this morning and have eaten.
I also took in a spreadsheet of my waking temps showing gor the past month it averages 35.7 but has got as low at 34.3 before but has been improving on levo -ignored it.
I had a checklist of symptoms which he dismissed too because they could be anything and nothing
I said in the US with my TSH and a family history they would be treating me and he said that was US not here (which is what my GP said too)
He went on about the risk of heart attack and osteoporosis if I carry on taking Levo and I said that risk was small, he said it was a huge risk so I asked what stats were and he brushed over it.
Said he will write if anything shows up but he doubts anything will and 'tiredness is a part of life for a woman your age'.
He made me feel like a neurotic old woman.
What should my next steps be?
I know my GP will now take me off the Levo as she was waiting on the back up of the Endo