How's this for a bit of controlling nonsense ? I have been getting increasingly confused with talk of ranges on the forum as my test results never have them. Suddenly the fog lifted on Friday when I got my third lot of bloods. The range is marked (PJ) my GP's initials, for everything, not just thyroid stuff..
He is effectively preventing me from taking my results elsewhere to assess his treatment. Here are the three results...can you tell anything from them at all ? And another question, do I have the absolute and inalienable right to know the ranges ? What a complete (redacted) he is ! Roaring mad and feeling no better on tiny levo dose handed out like special sweeties with 3 month between bloods. ( Started on 25mcg now on 50mcg...but only afetr moaning...I felt well once, for about two hours three weeks ago... Grrrr.
14/ 08/12 Serum free T4 level (PJ) 13.70 pmol/L
lab comment: Raised TSH subclinical hypothyroidism please rpt in 3m
Serum TSH level (PJ) 9.02 mu/L
Re-test in 3 months TSH (PJ0 (EHR)
Done at 4pm
13/11/12 Serum free T4 level (CD) 14.50 pmil/L
Serum TSH level (CD) 5.84mu/L
lab comment Thyroxine dosse may be slightly increased
Raps comments - I'm not on it at this point you (redacted ) muppets
Done at 4pm
Put on an intial does 25mcg, mid November, returned after a month still feeling rubbish, increased to 50mcg but told no further increases would be given prior to next blood test, which could only take place after a 3 month wait..Asked about B12, ferritin and T3 levels. Looked at like I was a particularly loathesome amoeba, concerns brushed away. 53, post menopausal, bald and hypertensive. Taking my dose at bedtime. Trotted along for new bloods last week
21/02/13 Serum free T4 level (PJ) 13.80 pmol/L
Serum TSH level (PJ) 4.26mu/L
Done at 9.30 am
Appointment to see GP tomorrow afternoon. I can't tell you how rubbish I feel. Working like a demon because I'm so frightened that if I stop I'll seize up. All and any advice received with thanks.