I'm new here and this is my first post, sorry if it's a long one. I've been on levo for over 10 years, gradually increased to 100 and not getting better. I have good days and bad days but lately I have been feeling very tired. I have enough energy to go to work (full time) but I find myself unable to do much at weekends. My GP prescribed a blood test for TSH and T4 only
TSH - below range - 0.32mU/L [0.35 - 5.5 ]
T4 - 15.0 pmol/L [10.0 - 19.8]
In 10 years, I've never had a blood test for T3 or reverse T3
He sent my home saying that there's nothing wrong with me and to wait for it to pass if I'm not well, must be a virus. Now I understand that with an auto-immune disease such as Hashimoto, there's an increase chance of developing another auto-immune disease down the line and I don't want to stay home and wait for this to happen. I want to take steps to get well rather than stay home feeling tired and poorly.
My questions are - what would you recommend as my next steps? Bearing in mind I don't have an unlimited budget and no private health insurance.
- See a specialist privately such as countryhealth? Or Someone at Addenbrookes (I am in Cambridgeshire)? Or any other recommendation locally?
- Change GP and ask for T3 testing? further blood tests?
- Get blood tests done privately and post here?
- Any other suggestions?
Thank you in advance for all the support