Hi all it has been a few months since I posted on this forum my problem was my weight had suddenly dropped from 8 stone to 7 and half stone also still having hypo symptoms on 50 mcg including severe tiredness aches and pains and feeling unwell. My doctor was unsympathetic upped my dose to 75 mcg after consulting with an endocrinologist by email who didnt deem necessary to see me even though I said it made me unwell. Within a couple of weeks my symptoms got worse extreme dizziness and ached so much I felt sick. Had repeat bloods I fought to get T3 checked. My TSH was 0.35 T4 was 18.2 and T3 was 5 all within range. I went back to doctor and cried demanding to see an endocrinologist. as couldn't go on feeling like this. This time I was referred within a few weeks.
After reading the scare stories some of you had posted after visiting unsympathetic endocrinologists I wasn't going to build my hopes up. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise😊. His name is Professor Martin Weickhart endocrinologist at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. He shook my mind with a firm grip. He is very sympathetic and knows his stuff concerning thyroid problems and he doesn't go by TSH alone he looks beyond and would prescribe T3 if required he said I was converting well. I asked if he could test for antibodies he seemed surprised I hadn't had them done in 8 years and questioned why my dose of levothyroxine had been increased when not needed. He asked for bloods to be done all the normal plus antibodies bone parathyroid tissue transglutaminade free T3 free T4 vitamin d. If needed after results he will do scans possibly camera too. He seems to think thyroid is fluctuating between under and over just need to find out why. Big thanks to this forum for recommending antibody testing and Hashimoto I would not have been aware of doctors no next to nothing. Will post an update when get results back I have waited 8 years for this moment.