Hi. 2 months ago I switched from Levothyroxine to NDT Erfa. Recently I am feeling much better,not back to myself but much better. I now have to self fund and pay for a private Dr in order to obtain NDT
I have recently received all my medical records with lots of blood test results. Is there a rule of thumb I need to apply to see if I was not converting from T4 to T3 proper or poorly. My GP and Endocrinologist are reluctant to help re all the controversy here in the UK on the cost of T3 on NHS. They want me to pay now. I have just lost my job as been off work for 5 months as I was in a real bad way. I’m thinking that if I could prove I was not converting from T4 to T3 that I may have a case for NHS to pay for T3 as I am much much better on NDT which I now have to pay several hundred pounds a year for.
Any help with what ones TSH, T4 and T3 figures from bloods should be ideally, would really help me right now if possible. And how I can recognise poor conversion within my tests. Mostly here Drs will not check your T3 do I do not have many T3 checks just T4 and TSH unfortunately
Examples I have are:
T3 3.90 (3.7 to 6.0)
T4 13.6 (7.86 to 14.41)
TSH 0.22 (0.35 to 5.50) !
T4 15.4 !
T3 they would not check.
Many thanks and kindest regards