Hi everyone, I'm new here but have been reading lots of stuff recently and am grateful to have found you all!
I take 175mcg thyroxine but the last few months have been very symptomatic. TSH in July last year was 1.8, two weeks ago was 3.58 (range 0.3-3.5)
I asked the doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist and luckily he agreed. He ordered some bloods but I also have to go for blood tests ordered by the endo. Interesting results from the first set of bloods are:
Cholesterol 6.7 (ref 3.6 - 5)
Egfr 68 which indicates stage 2 CKD if kidney damage confirmed
Ferritin 46 (ref 23-300)
I also have chronic rhinitis and bouts of sinusitis which have always been linked by docs to allergies but my blood allergy tests have come back negative.
To sum up, after reading lots I have realised that all these things are related to hypothyroidism!
Do I just point out all these things to endo? I don't want to come across as a know it all but I really need help and I feel that this is my one chance to get it sorted as I don't feel GPs have managed my condition very well. Any advice much appreciated!
Oh, finally, I am also asthmatic and take anti depressants (Escitalopram).