I posted here last week for advice before my GP appointment which was last Friday. I have been on 50mcg Levo since early October. My latest blood test is below:
Serum TSH level 1.64 mu/L [0.35 - 4.94]
Serum free T4 level 19.2 pmol/L [9.0 - 19.0]
Above high reference limit
In the actual appointment things went badly. I asked for an increase in the medication due to the symptoms I am having trouble coping with. These include back pain, intolerance to cold, frequent sore throats and colds that don't clear up severe brain fog and lots of others. The GP was not interested in hearing about my symptoms she was completely focused on the high FT4 result. I was refused an increase and then she tried to reduce the dose down to 50/25 on alternate days. I had to plead to be left on 50mcg. I asked about maybe testing my FT3 level but don't think it seemed like she understood what this test is.
I mentioned about getting my TSH to under 1 and was told that it would affect my heart and lead to arterial defibrillation. I have a healthy heart as far as I know.
I need some advice on what I can do now as this GP is not helping me with medication and I'm going to dread going back even more now when she doesn't seem to know what she is talking about.
I am trying gluten free and taking supplements but need some advice about the medication side of things. I really can't afford private blood tests at the moment. Would an Endocrinologist be any use?
Please could someone give me advice on my next steps please. Thanks so much for reading.