tina2026 10th May isn't bad, that's less than 2 weeks. At my surgery it's at least 3 weeks unless it's an emergency and you might get one of the few 'ring on the day' emergency appointments if you're lucky.
While you're waiting, order the Blue Horizon Thyroid Check plus Eleven test, it's 20% off over the bank holiday weekend bluehorizonmedicals.co.uk/T... (use code at top of that page) and if you're quick you might get the results back before your appointment. This will test the full thyroid panel including both types of antibodies plus all important vitamins and minerals.
To be on 200mcg Levo and still be so unwell could mean that you are not absorbing it properly. For thyroid hormone to work we need optimal levels of vitamins and minerals, not just in range, and that test will tell you if you have any deficiencies.
Optimal levels needed are:
Vit D - 100-150nmol/L
B12 - very top of range, even 900-1000
Folate - at least half way through it's range
Ferritin - at least 70, recommended is half way through it's range
Also, gut problems can prevent absorption, so can certain medication, so can taking Levo incorrectly.
Do you take your Levo on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after food? Do you take it with water only? Tea, coffee, milk, etc shouldn't be taken with Levo.
Do you have your last test results? If not ask for a print out and post them for members to comment (it is your legal right to have them under the Data Protection Act).
When having thyroid tests, always have blood drawn at the earliest appointment of the day, fast overnight (you can have water) and leave off Levo for 24 hours - same applies for the Blue Horizon test.
As for T4/T3 medication in the UK, well there's very little chance of that. T3 is very difficult to get prescribed, most doctors either don't know anything about it or don't believe it helps, and most CCGs are now refusing to prescribe due to it's extortionate cost. Natural desiccated thyroid (a combination of T4/T3) can only be prescribed on a named patient basis' and very few doctors are willing to do that.
You could ask your GP to test everything the Blue Horizon test covers but you won't get FT3 nor Thyroglobulin antibodies tested because the NHS rarely does them. Ask for
Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies
Whether you do the Blue Horizon test or have them done by your GP, post the results with reference ranges and members can help.