I previously posted my problem of my GP appearing to be reluctant to treat me. After receiving my result ls in August of TSH 5.2 & T4 10.7. Last week my blood test was repeated with TSH 5.31 & T4 at 10.1. In addition results of my CRP were 9.4 mg/L. Even after seeing the latest results my GP is still insisting on a repeat test in another 6 week! I'm not really sure whether the CRP results are connected as I am unable to actually get an appointment with my GP.

I'm constantly exhausted and from broken sleep.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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This will depend on the range but if your CRP is above the range (as I think it is) then your GP might think that because it indicates inflammation (virus, infection, several possible causes) there's a chance that your thyroid results are affected by that and want to rule that out as an influence.

Retrieved from comments of RensterK 's earlier post, the reference ranges for TSH and T4:

"On the TSH level the results in the brackets are (0.35 - 4.94) and the T4 level (9.0 - 19.0). Thanks"

@ RensterK - did you ask your GP for any of the vitamin and mineral tests that you were advised to request in your earlier thread, and, if so, can you share the results, along with their reference ranges, please? Any antibody tests?

I'm struggling to even get an appointment. Just being called by the receptionist to say have the tests repeated.

Suggest you get full thyroid and vitamin tests privately

Essential to test FT3, both antibodies and vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven or Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin are what you need -£99 or sometimes £79 on offer

Either DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw

All thyroid tests should be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH results

CRP over range means inflammation, which hashimotos can cause. Have you been diagnosed with hashi's? ie two high thyroid antibodies. Is it not good that your GP wants to repeat in 6 weeks time? A TSH of 5 means you are hypothyroid and need medication. However a repeat blood test in 6 weeks time will probably still show a TSH of 5 if you don't take any thyroid med. I agree with others, that you should do a private blood test to include 2 thyroid antibodies, TSH, FT4, FT3, vit B12, vit D, ferritin, folate.

Many thanks for your input. My doctor hasn't diagnosed me with anything as yet all they are doing is repeating the tests in 6 week.

I will wait 6 week and then if my results remain I will be demanding treatment.

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