These results are from July 2017. After advice from Medichecks an iron status profile was done in August showing normal mid range iron, transferrin saturation and TBIC but a rising ferritin of 212 (13-150) so no iron overload
Taken Levothyroxine for 10 years. Caused severe itching and diagnosed with multisite Lichen Planus after 5 months. Never felt restored on Levo but told no alternative and managed. Two years ago menopause caused shift in thyroid status. Continuing falling T4 and rising TSH. GP
refuses to treat above mid range results in reference scale T4 9-19 TSH 0.4-5 as he believes osteoporosis and heart problems related to dose.
Have full hypo symptoms fatigue, dry scaly skin, dry eye syndrome, severe muscle stiffness and some joint pain, weight gain, loss of outer eyebrows, cold sensitive. Tried another GP same view probably same lecture! Trying to change GP practice but next out if area and will not give access to medical record online which is my soapbox issue as you may have seen in previous posts.
Going gluten free, increasing Vit D Vit B12 and folate with general B complex as per SeaSide Susiesue advice.
Want to address thyroid status by changing to NDT or T3. Could someone please advise which might be better. Should I see private sympathetic endo or just bite the bullet and self treat? Which one? If anyone could advise and send me a good source via private message I would be so grateful.
PS GP will only test for TSH and T4 and refuses to look at private test results. He has refused endo referral on NHS. He agreed to trial increase of 25 micro grams of Levo for 4 months but aggravated LP and caused itching and severe joint pain so gave up on that. Feeling pretty tough and want to move on this now. Thanks for reading