I finally got a GP appointment today. He told me that my results were in the 'normal range' and really didn't want to increase my Levothyroxine from 50 mcg. I told him what my symptoms are (cold hands, tired all of the time, thinning hair, forgetting what I'm saying mid-sentence...), he said that they could be related to 'something else, not necessarily the thyroid' without bothering to suggest what this new illness that I've acquired could be, or suggesting any tests, or anything of any use whatsoever. I'm so angry that he tried to palm me off.
When I said that research shows that most people feel better with their TSH on the lower side of the 'normal range', he said that they don't want to manage it too tightly!
I had private blood work done with medichecks (which I didn't share with him because I was annoyed, and I thought he'd think I'm a nut-job for getting my lab-work done privately. I did take it with me with the intention of using it... but I felt it would hinder rather than help my case):
Free Thyroxine 15.3
Free T3 3.56
Thyroglobulin antibody 30.100
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 45
Active B12 70.8
Vitamin D 68.9
The vits are all in the normal range albeit on the low end.
CRP was 0.7
No-one at the GP's surgery has mentioned Hashimoto's, I suggested it to them as the functional med had suggested it to me (I was visiting functional med GP with my son for his alopecia). This makes me angry too as I would have been capable of following a GF diet and implementing other life-style changes all by my big girl self.
Rant over. Any thoughts on lab results most appreciated!