Hi I am new to this forum and I have had problems with hypothyroid symptoms for the past 3 years. They include heart resting heart rate of between 40-50bpms bloated stomach pains. very heavy periods, missed periods. episodes of fainting due to low blood pressure. episodes of feeling depressed and low energy. Low libido.
I have been to NHS go several times and they keep saying the same things that thyroid is in range etc.
I went to a private clinic to have my blood results taken and the private GP believes I have Hypothyroidism and would like to get my T4 upto higher range 22.
He prescribed me 50mcg levothyroxine and will take blood tests in 6 weeks and also test t3 and antibodies for autoimmune disease. Also he said I had to cut out Gluten from diet. I had to pay private prescription and also the medication.
I booked an appointment with NHS GP to show results of private bloods. However he said that he did not agree about the Hypothyroid diagnosis and would like to do a 24 hour ECG test and for me to take iron and take bloods again in 3 weeks as he was concerned about my high ESR result of 68mm/hr range 1-20
Because of this I didn't feel like I could tell the NHS GP that I have been taking 50mgs of Levothyroxine for the past week I felt I have been doing something wrong now because of this and do not know what do now.. Stop taking the Levothyroxine and await what NHS GP says after blood test and ECG results or keep seeing the private GP and getting Levothyroxine private prescription.. If i do this what happens if I can no longer see the private GP for whatever reason..
Or I go back to the NHS gp after blood tests and tell them I have been prescribed the Levothyroxine which I feel they will be strongly upset about??
The results of my bloods are:
FULL BLOOD COUNT
115 - 155
0.33 - 0.45