First of all, I would like to thank KSMan and the other posters on here who have provided me with the information necessary to attempt try and figure out what is wrong with me and not simply accept my doctor’s word when they say that my tests are ‘normal’.
I haven’t been a regular poster on T Nation for a long time, but the resources you guys have provided have been a great help.
A few years back I realised that my T levels were probably sub-optimal, and went through the frustrating process that is familiar to so many of you of being told that there was nothing wrong with me. Having read the ‘Thyroid sticky’, something really struck me: most of the symptoms for hypothyroidism were ones that I recognised.
Anyway, now I’ve had a thorough thyroid test and my GP agreed that my tests showed signs of hypothyroidism and referred me to a specialist, who I will be seeing in the coming days. However, due to the struggle just to get this far (I live in the UK, and our Docs appear to be way behind the curve in comparison to the US), I am nervous about the specialist having the same sort of attitude as most of the GPs I have dealt with.
I’ve attached a scan of the blood test results, which highlighted my Anti-Thyroglobulin antibodies and my Serum triglycerides as being ‘abnormal’.
I’d be interested to hear your thoughts regarding anything that I should highlight with the specialist. For instance, I’m slightly concerned that my GP said that my tests basically showed me to be hypothyroid, but because of the ‘anachronistic’ (his word) methods we have in the UK (i.e. the ‘normal’ range being very wide), he thinks I will most likely not be treated as such.
I am concerned that I could just be fobbed-off once again by the specialist and would like to avoid that.