I decided to have my thyroid fully tested after reading lots & lots of posts on this forum. I too have been to the doctors and battled to have my thyroid tested as was feeling 'not right'. Weight gain that no mater how hard I try can not shift, extreme tiredness, lethargic, hair loss & cold all the time (mostly in my hands). The doctor agreed to test as my Dad has Graves disease.
I only went onto levothyroxine in May this year - 50mcg daily.
Results from Doctors NHS tests in May 2017:
TSH 4.9 (0.27 - 4.20)
T4 11.4 (12-22)
TPOab 63.0 (0-34)
I was then re-tested 6 weeks later, only TSH tested:
TSH 2.1 (0.27 - 4.20)
I discussed this result with the doctor who said to stay on 50mcg as my TSH was middle of range, no other tests done which I now understand is quite often the case. I explained that I wasn't feeling any better, no symptoms had eased and the weight was still creeping up! The male Doctor suggested I start more cardio exercise to shift the weight as my thyroid is now functioning normally and the weight and sluggish feeling was purely down to 'lack of exercise' to which I did explain I talk 5+ miles a day and have three daughters - I wish!
So after feeling like I'd been fobbed off by the Doctors I went ahead and booked Medichecks Thyroid test. I could really do with some guidance as what to do as am very keen to start feeling well again. All help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance x