After yesterdays big disappointment and major whinge, today I have just had a phone call from the surgery manager, who has given me my test results and the ranges.
No more fuss, no further discrepencies in what the doctor says and what the receptionist can do, no further battle! This is how things should be.
The 2012 results tie in with everything I've learnt on this site and how ill I was feeling at the time. I don't know how long I'd had the condition for, or how long I'd been over the magic TSH figure where meds are started, but it's my opinion that 10 is way too high to wait to begin meds as I was already very ill at a TSH of 10.85.
TSH 10.85 (0.35-5.5)
T4 10.8 (12-22)
TSH 5.36 (0.35-5.5)
Thyroid peroxidase anti-body levels 22.0 (0-60)
I'm going for my next blood tests tomorrow (TSH and T4). These results will be interesting as they will be after a year on meds so will give me a better picture.
Having read so much on this site, I feel I can begin to really push now for 'optimal' as opposed to 'normal' and 'within range'.
Thank you, as always for your support and for sharing your knowledge and experience. Here's hoping for a better future for us all.