My GP thinks that as my tsh and t4 are within range that everything is ok!
I have been hypothyroid for 21 years and the symptoms are worse than ever!
Tired barely get thru work and sleep on my commute in both directions. Cold the office temp set at 24 and colleagues want to open window and i have 3 layers and an oil heater next to my desk. my skin is dry and cracks easily. i have plantar facilitis which means i cant walk when i get out of bed takes about 5 mins to stretch feet and ankles to move. I struggle to lose any weight (obese) i have headaches often and my eyesight is deteriorating. I am currently on 125mcg levothyroxine.
Latest blood results
Tsh 3.84 mu/L range 0.35-5.50
Free T4 13.6pmol/L range 10.3-22.7
B12 324ng/L range 211-911
I have asked to have my FT3 and Vit d tested and will do this on Monday and see the gp again at the end of the week.
He has suggested maybe an inc of 25 mcg levo but according to british thyroid association guidelines whilst on thyroxine therapy is that my TSH should be below 2 and T4 in top third of range and they also suggest average dose of 1.6 mcg per kg of body weight which would give me a dose of 225mcg.
How do I get my GP to understand ( without telling him how to do his job) to raise my thyroxine by more than 25 or should i ask to see the Endocrinologist?
any advice welcome