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GP says there is nothing wrong with my Thyroid - continued


I’ve just been to my GP to get the results from my blood test which was taken just before my original post. Unfortunately, there is only a TSH of 1.01 (0.3 – 5.5) result. No T3 or T4. I’m guessing that the helpful people who replied to my original post will suggest that I ask for a T3 and T4 test, and also a B12 and folate test as well. I’ve made an appointment for next Friday (13th) (earliest I could get) and ask for them.

I’ll also tell the doctor that I’ve done Dr. Myhill’s Burp test and give the results (first time I gave up timing after 5 minutes and the seconds time I took 4 minutes to burp), and ask if my problem could be Low Stomach Acid.

In the mean time I’ve stopped taking the Ranitidine and started taking Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (up to ¾ tea spoon full) in OJ before each meal. A previous doctor I saw told me to stop eating big meals and go with ‘a little and often’.

I’m still cold and lethargic and burping all the time. Gaviscon helps for about half an hour.

Any other suggestions gratefully received.

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BlueLagoon99 It's very doubtful if you'll get FT3 done. Even when a GP requests them, it's the lab who decides if they're done, and then something has to be drastically wrong with TSH and/or FT4.

Don't let your GP fob you off with the fact that TSH is in range so it can't be your thyroid. For primary hypothyroidism TSH will be high and FT4 low. But 'normal' TSH with low FT4 and FT3 can indicate secondary/central or tertiary hypothyroidism where the problem lies with the pituitary or hypothalamus. This is why we always need more than just TSH testing.

Besides B12 and folate, you need Vit D and ferritin testing.

If GP won't do everything, consider a private test, fingerprick or venous blood draw, which includes a full thyroid panel plus the important vitamins and minerals, costs £99 but sometimes on special offer




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