I saw Endo on NHS again yesterday. A second opinion after seeing a very rude and arrogant one previously. My results were:
TSH 1.0 (0.5-4.4)
T4 15.9 (10-20 )
T3 5.1 (3.5-6.5)
Although I still have symptoms, I think I may not be a ‘text book’ candidate for an increase, based on previous results where an increase from 50mcg to 75 took my T4 over range to 21.1 and my T3 to 5.8.
I chose this Endo myself and he was very understanding and apologetic that he could not help me further, which was a vast improvement on before.
We use the name Endo, but in the NHS they are Doctors and not as knowledgeable about thyroid disease as some GPS were 30 years ago.
We need specialist centres with Endos specialising in this field and of course a change in the guidelines which means they have to follow them as they are for now. No matter what info I have offered, it makes no difference, they cannot follow anything other than the guidelines in place.
Thanks for any feedback,