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So confused


Always have been told my bloods are with in normal limits. However, partial thyroidectomy, usual weight gain, tiredness, etc etc. But no problems (apparently) my Gp gave in and prescribed me 50mg levo.

I now been diagnosed with a goitre (no.2), but still no thyroid problems!!!!

Saw GP today as other issues, i.e sciatica, muscle ache, my man says I feel like a rad, tiredness, depression etc etc. But now referred to Physio! I suggested having private bloods, his reply “a waste of money, could result in false results and stroke”... depression is what my GP is causing.... not sure what I want from this, maybe reassurance I’m not mad...

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Literally thousands of us have been forced to get full private testing of thyroid and vitamins privately in order to get correct treatment

Do you have any blood test results to add?

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, TT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Low vitamin levels are extremely common result of being hypothyroid and may need supplementing to improve

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. When on Levothyroxine, don't take in the 24 hours prior to test, delay and take straight after. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Thank you. I will post my results tomorrow, but looking at the range, they are within. I have requested all test, but usual TSH, F4, FT3, I did have vit D, but they suggested I wasn’t getting enough sun, I was quite tanned, at the time...Not repeated since. Getting a little frustrated. Will post all details tomorrow

It's where in the range that is important but looking at your results will help us to comment. Don't forget the ranges though as they differ from lab to lab, without them we would just be guessing.

I have no thyroid also none of your problems. I self medicate with NDT and don't bother with Doctors or Endos. I use Blue Horizon Thyroid plus 11. I then post the results with the ranges on this site for any information.

I only had my thyroid removed in 2015 before that I was not on any medication. I have used this site and the great knowledge from the people on here to learn about my condition, you could do the same, why not try it.

Your Doctor is wrong about the private blood test these tests confirm or deny health

and could make a tremendous difference to you, too. By the way I am 72 years old and

took a 2 hours walk up hill yesterday with my two dogs.

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