Saw my GP yesterday evening a little worried about how he had received my letter and pulse article. I have only just transferred there so don't really know him. At our last appointment he had said my results were normal and shrugged his shoulders when I asked why my hypo symptoms were all back worse than ever! So I asked him if he would test ft3,and vitamin D as they weren't done to see if I was not converting and said I was considering buying it over the Internet and he told me not to obviously and agreed to order the tests including tpo antibodies and meet again in a week. So on Monday I went for the blood test and after some advice here (thanks) I sent him a copy of Pulse article by Toft q6 and a letter explaining my symptoms again and how the number were in range but not normal for me as someone who has been taking thyroxine for 21 yrs at various doses and said that my TSH ideally should be <1 as per pulse article etc and about how the weight and the inability to lose it was really getting me down and that n the hypo symptoms meaning I can't do much with my kids struggled at work and can't dance as much as I did. (. I was dancing salsa 5 times a week before my I started going downhill again)
So went in appointment and he thanked me for the letter saying it was very informative and helpful! Phew said he will help. Then the tests! The lab had refused to do them !!! Tpo ab and ft3 were refused by lab as tsh in range, saw it on his screen and the earlier test on pth ( parathyroid ) was refused as my calcium was in range(only just!) So you finally find a GP who will listen and help and he can't get the tests he wants because the lab says so!
So without any further tests to go on he increased my levo to 150mcg (said has to do it a step at a time) and test in 6 wks then asked me if I had faith in him to manage it all or if I would like to be referred to see endo as I had a lot of knowledge and researched the subject well he said the specialist would be able to order the t3 tests even tho he couldnt and answer more of my questions than him. So I said tho it wasn't that I didn't have faith in him I would like to see a specialist. So he referred me and upped my dose. I will get a choose n book letter.
A small step but in the right direction! Happy that I moved doctors surgeries and this GP is young and willing to learn and help so I left with a new levo and vitamin D prescription and a smile on my face.
Will blog again when I see endo or go back to gp in 6 weeks