I’ve really struggled to get an appointment with gp to review latest results:
TSH 7.46 (0.3-4.5 )
FT4 14.1 (10-22 )
Apparently I have to try when they reopen in a few days to get a same appointment by ringing early.
I knew I was due an increase in dose, so after the blood draw I’ve started taking 100mg levothyroxine instead of the 50mg I was taking. Feeling better now and can do a lot more during the day but still tired in the evening.
When I eventually do get through to speak to a GP, do I just tell them what I’ve done and advocate for keeping the 100mg dose? As in I was feeling dreadful, had low breathing rate of 8 breaths per minute in the evenings, speech problems, dizziness, brain fog, so I knew I needed higher. Will they ask me to go to 75mg, be annoyed?
Last conversation was “you’re not that bad because FT4 is just under range”. This was when tsh was 14.5, was unable to get to the end of a sentence “that must be something else, it’s not typical presentation of hypothyroid”. So I don’t have much confidence in them. I’m concerned they’ll say I’m in range, even when it’s about a third of the way through range. So is my argument I should be in upper part of the range and tsh of 1?
I’m just nervous that I’ve taken things into my own hands and having to advocate for myself.
Any advice greatfully received.