18 months ago I had a BH blood test and showed a TSH of 28. GP didn't like the private test so had a further NHS test which contradicted with a TSH of only 1.0.
Told to stay on 75mcgs Levo. I have forgotten what it's like to feel well so can't really say how actually 'bad' my symptoms are- apart from some weight gain, I haven't noticed any clear worsening. Basically I have grown used to having potentially under medicated hypothyroidism.
I have increased my dose to 100mcgs using Eltroxin brought on line.
I did go to my GP recently and asked for a prescription as it was becoming harder to get Levo on line.
Had blood result today and GP called - my TSH is 71......my T4 is 12.5 - she said this is normal range and asked if the meds I had used were genuine? I think so but I had run out of them for a week before the test.
GP is now herself increasing me to 100mcgs and will leave a script and retest in 4 weeks.
Basically, the GP practice simply won't test for anything other than TSH and have been obstructive even in giving me a suitable dose- they have refused to accept my BH test result and retested until they got a low reading!
Now - I am sky high, feel crap and still they will only give me 100mcgs.
GP feels the internet meds are of questionable quality or are out of date and reduced effectiveness....IF they had taken my BH test on board to start with I wouldn't have been driven to self medicate.
No good asking a different GP.. they all repeat each other ....how long will it take to get my TSH back to a reasonable level?
I have read now about high TSH and 'normal' T4 and am imagining I have a pituitary tumour - at the very least and am in a panic...
Any advice anyone please