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,this is my first posting,found your site by chance ,was looking for answers + after reading a lot of what you wrote on site-went bk to dr surgery + asked for numerous blood test,prior to this had bn unwell for over 6 mths + they were treating me for an inner ear vestibule balance, had blood test done + same day was phoned by doctor to go to hospital as my cortisol blood was 31,whilst in hospital they did the adrenal test and it was 475,which they said it should b higher,they never explained much + I wasn’t 100 per cent function,I was told to take Jc 150 on waking + 50 -6hrs later,I have bn diabetic for 20 yrs+ underactive for 18 yrs + never been seen by endo,just nurse + dr at surgery,prior to me becoming unwell was put on steroids for 3 months due to granulomas in my face+ for past 6mths have had steroids injected into granulomars + dr think this is reason my adrenals have gone into dormant stage,sorry for long post but grateful for any advice thanking you

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Welcome to our forum chritinamaria and have had health issues. Sometimes it takes a long time to be diagnosed.

If you've been hypothyroid for 18 years I'd suggest a Full Thyroid Function Test and that is:-

TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

Blood tests have always to be at the very earliest possible, fasting (allow a 24 hour gap between last dose of levothyroxine and the test and take after test). GP or lab may not do all of the thyroid ones but you can get those not tested privately and we have two private labs which will do home pin-prick tests (make sure you are well hydrated for a couple of days before blood draw).

Get a print-out of your results with the ranges and put them on a new post for comments.



Hi thank you for reply,will go back to doctor + ask for further bloods to be done + then pay privately for rest,I am on hydrocortisone + feel unstable with my balance + whilst walking, + my my train of thought is like cotton wool,any one else have similar issues?


Many talk about 'brain fog' as sometimes we cannot take in what people are talking about.

Balance problems can also be due to low B12 too and there's no reason why GP cannot do all of the vitamins/minerals. Leaving you to get those thyroid ones the lab wont do. I shall give you a list of clinical symptoms and you will probably be able to tick off more than a few.


Ok will go to dr nx wk + report back with any news thank you


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