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Hi I am 27 years old and female, I have recently gained weight and have gone up 2 dress sizes within the past 2 months from a size 6 to a size 10! Also tired, joints aching, breasts throbbing (I have fibrocystic breast disease) periods coming whenever they like, weakness in muscles, feeling low and really badly constipated.

I take thyroxine 150mcg from 200mcg for hypothyroid diagnosed in 2013 and I also have positive thyroid antibodies of

TPO antibody 108.5 (<34) and TG antibody 278.3 (<115)

and the antibody tests were done privately since GP lab does not check the TG antibody.

I had TSH and free T4 and free T3 checked by my endo 3 weeks ago and I am expecting a letter from him regarding what these levels are. Since the endo is taking his time in sending this letter to me would my GP surgery have access to these results?

My GP has been changing my dose about even though I have been under the care of the endo department who has been given authorisation to change my dose and I just don't know who best to speak to about this. I am not due to speak to my endo again until October when the repeat thyroid test has been done so any ideas please?

Thank you

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Welcome to the forum, Bexxy90.

It's not unusal to wait 3-4 weeks for a clinic review letter but you could ask your GP receptionist whether they've received a letter with results from your endo. If you are under the care of an endocrinologist your GP should get the endo's approval before adjusting your dose. My endo is very firm (with me) that I should not permit my GP to adjust my dose, not that GP has ever tried.

TPO and Tg antibodies are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's). There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine treatment is for the low thyroid levels it causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies.

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

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