Having been to the doctors several times about feeling so unwell (I have hypothroidism and hashimoto's) I decided to go and see the head of practice.
My results from December 2012 are:
TSH 0.13 (0.35 - 5.5), FT4 20.10 (10.5 - 20), FT3 4.6 (3.5 - 6.5)
I visited the doctor this afternoon who confessed he wasn't up to speed with my results (I had not seen him before but had put Thyroid on the booking screen). However he thought I was on too much thyroxin because of my test results (despite my tiredness/exhaustion/fibromyalgia)! He thinks that if we can get the test results right we can then treat the other symptoms separately! Also that low vitamins had no bearing on my hypothroidism. Where have we heard all that before?
On the plus side, he has said that I am to have my bloods checked again (tomorrow) and see him again. I will make sure I don't take any medication beforehand this time. He said he could then speak to a specialist to see what he thinks. I don't hold out much hope as it was the specialist that originally told the other doctor that I did not need T3 because my blood tests said so.
Frustrating is not the word!!!
As I had just taken my medication two hours before tests last time (didn't realise the doctor was going to take bloods) can anyone tell me what affect this might have had on my results?
How do we get through to these doctors without it sounding as if we are trying to tell them their job - I don't want to do that. Any suggestions anyone please?