This site has helped me so much and thanks so much to everyone that helped in my previous replies. I have gone from a point of my GP saying my blood tests are normal to me seeing a private endo who diagnosed hashimoto's, and a goitre. He started me on 125mcg levo and instructed my GP to monitor my blood results for T4 and T3 and ensure my TSH level gets to under 1. Blood tests due in 2 weeks.
I have been taking levo for 6 weeks and I have not felt much change (I did after around 2 weeks, however my stress levels have increased since then due to financial matters so this could be affecting how I feel).
My question is that I have never had my reverse T3 tested. I was going to pay for it under Medichecks but it is quite expensive and given recent events I am streched financially and wondered if it was really necessary? I can't see my GP testing it! I wondered though that if my GP tested my T3 levels and they were in the optimum range would it matter that my reverse T3 levels were high?
I am new to all this and still reading up on the AIP diet, have started reducing my gluten intake and have started some supplements where my vitamin levels were not optimal. However, I am still learning!