I had an endo appointment this morning but didn’t get to see my doctor (I really like him and he’s very knowledgeable) - I got one of his wee friends 😡.
She said my results look good. My T4 is in the top of the range. I said “no it’s not, it’s right in the middle”. She said “the range is 9-21 so you’re in the top end.” I said “16 is in the middle of 9-21”. She said “yes you’re right so it is”. Great number skills there!!
I said that I’m feeling better but still don’t feel 100% and think I could be better. She then said that she doesn’t think my medication should be increased because she doesn’t want my TSH any lower so I asked how to increase my T4. She said you can’t without more medication. She then said she’s new to all this so isn’t very sure.
So then I asked about my T3 and said it could be causing the symptoms. She said that there’s no evidence to suggest that T3 levels make any difference and that I am converting all of my T4 into T3 - no idea where she gets that information. And that they don’t test T3.
Then..... SHE DREW THE BUTTERFLY. I should’ve walked out there and then but I politely said “thank you for the picture but I don’t have a thyroid”
What a total waste of my time, petrol and parking money!
So I have to go back in 6 months and stay on the same dose.
Can I ask specifically to see my consultant or do I have to put up with his ignorant friends?
Any ideas as to how to increase my T4 without increasing my Levothyroxine? Any vitamins I could try maybe?
Thanks for reading and any advice would be appreciated.
But please don’t draw me a butterfly!! 😂😂