I was diagnosed with Hashi's about a year ago. I have had relatively good experiences with the GPs I have seen. The first one picked up on my sub-clinical hypothyroidism from a routine test and put me on levo when I had a FT4 of 4.7.
I went recently to the surgery to ask for tests to check I was on the right level having had some problems that appeared to be due to a change of brand (that Teva again!). This GP was quite 'clued up', they were aware TSH should by less than 1 for Hashi's, were willing to request a FT3 test and told me I should be taking Vit D prior to any blood test. The GP was very thorough and requested all the additional tests such ferritin etc.
However, admin staff from the surgery phoned yesterday and told me the GP wants me to drop my levo from 75 and 100 on alternate days to 75 each day. I have checked my results and they are:
TSH 0.07miu/L 0.2 - 4.0
FT4 19.5pmol/L 10 - 20
T3 1.5nmol/L 0.9 - 2.5
Ferritin 70ug/L 10 - 322
Folate 11ug/L 5.4 - 24
Vit B12 325ng/L 211 - 911
Vit D 67nmol/L 75 - 250
Calcium 2.2mmol/L 2.2 - 2.6
Phosphate 1.24mm/L 0.8 - 1.5
I still have some slight symptoms: brain fog, odd aches, a little tiredness, indicating the T3 level is a little low for me even now. I am not sure whether to put forward the case about my T3 level being in the lower end of the range so a drop would not be appropriate and that I want to carry on with 75/100 as before or to argue that I am a poor converter so would benefit from T3 and ask for a endo referral. I would very much welcome any advice on the best strategy. (Have asked for Dr Toft's article and will take that with me to the appointment.) Also, if anyone knows of a open-minded NHS endo in the Bradford/Harrogate/Leeds/York area, please can you let me know by private message.
Also I have added some of the additional test results and would appreciate some advice on the steps I need to take to get them to optimum levels - not sure how much Vitamin D to take etc.
Any finally I would just like to say that I have learnt so much from this forum and very much appreciate it.