Hi, I'm one of these who despite being medicated is at the higher end of my TSH range and still has symptoms. Where I live once you are in range the T4 is not tested so no idea where that is at. Anyway have seen an endo re remaining symptoms and was rererred on for abdominal scan re obscene belly fat. Waited two months for appointment which had been booked for me at inconvenient time but when read through prep remembered why the last one I had six years ago and prior to hypoT dx was such agony. You have to fast for six hours which is fine but you also have to drink six glasses of water and hold a full bladder for an hour. No way. I suffer from frequent urination and doing that then having the inustrument pressed heavily on my hyst scar (this is what they did last time) is like a torture. Then at the end of it you are none the wiser anyway.
So I've opted out of that one thank you very much. Been thinking about buying my own water tablets because if they found fluid this is most likely what they would prescribe. Had a look at the Alli brand in the supermarket, nearly fell into my trolley when I saw the price of them! Might see if I can find some other less expensive ones. Been doing quite well with the weight loss anyway by myself. Lost nine pounds since I saw the endo in November. Cut out cakes, biscuits eat less bread and potatoes and take long walks on days I am not too breathless. Don't really want to do the weight watchers thing again despite being gold member from 2004 and being slightly curious about the new 'pro-points' programme.
Anybody else find the abdominal scan a torture and anybody recommend water tablets?