My partners blood tests came back with having elevated TSH (6 mIU/l - range is 0.27 to 4.2). Based on this the doctor referred her to a nuclear medicine specialist but the earliest appointment is in July.
We went back yesterday to see if she could be put on Levothyroxin in the meantime, but he wouldn´t prescribe it because her T4 levels were only slightly below the accepted range (Free T4 is 8.9 ng/l - range is 9.3 to 17) and T3 was normal (3.10 ng/l - range is 2.21 to 4.43
One of the main symptoms she is experiencing is extreme nausea mornings and after eating. We assumed, after researching on the internet and seeing that the rest of her blood tests results were in the normal range, that these symptoms were also down to the hypothyroidism, but the doctor stated that the nausea wasn´t and prescribed her Metoclopramid for the nausea.
From what I´ve read T4 should optimally be in the middle-upper range. I also strongly believe that the doctor should have prescribed the Levothyroxin at least at a minimum dose to get the ball rolling before her appointment in July. From what I can tell just about every outcome leads to Levothyroxin being prescribed.
I would really like to hear what others in the community think. Am I being overzealous here?