Blood tests

Could anyone tell me the blood tests I should be asking my doctor for? I have read a bit about it all but I am finding it really difficult to understand. I am currently taking 175mcg thyroxine per day but I am still ill. I have many underactive thyroid symptoms so it is not under control even though for 15 years everything was fine with the dosage, the last couple of years have been horrific. I have a doctors appointment first thing tomorrow so I would be really grateful for some advice.

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  • Hi Most important are TSH, T4 and Free T3 for the correct treatment, Re test after 6 weeks on treatment .. Vit D ( hormonal), if low calcium ( none) before treatment with D. B12 and Foliates, iron/ ferritin and the most important diabetes, autoimmune and hormonal and similar symptoms to start with to thyroid disease. There are other tests but these are the most important.

    Best wishes,

    Jackie

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  • I just got back from the appointment and I cant believe how well it went. He explained to me all about TSH, T4 and T3, even drew me a diagram and has arranged for a battery of blood tests, even down to bone tests. He was completely and utterly understanding, I am so happy you have no idea!

  • Hi Juliet,

    That is wonderful, you must have a good GP, rare! Make sure you ask for a copy ( receptionist ) for all the blood tests with the important ranges.They always ask a doc for permission but routine.

    best wishes,

    Jackie

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