Just wanted to say that after reading this document no wonder my GP is painstakingly, and at my cost, avoiding any further function tests on Thyroid. He won't refer me to a specialist although I can pay or claim on insurance. They have come up with 3 other conditions that might be causing my symptoms. I understand it's a costly process and he needs to rule out other conditions, but whilst all this is going on I'm living in a miserable state! My medication can not be increased either as he believe it won't make any difference apart fro a placebo affect. I understand he's' playing safe' now.
Table 1.2 makes interesting reading too although it is just a list of questions. But it give an indication of barrier for us patients.
Also how can the BTA agree with the high ranges the document suggests when so many people are struggling with TSH above 2?! Not to mention not knowing what the other readings might be.
Still waiting for the last set of bloods - this one is for Oestrogen and Anemia & Kidney function.