| | What blood work to request?
I went to the Dr a couple of months ago for symptoms of hyperthyroidism. The Dr. did a general blood count along with a Thyroid test (I have yet to know which test he performed) and an EKG since I complained of heart palpitations as well as trouble sleeping, constant fatigue and several other typical hyperthyroid symptoms, which the Dr. agreed with. All the blood work came back negative, no sign of infection, no anemia, etc, etc and I have spent the last two months going to a cardiologist, which he referred me to, having tests run, only to find out basically there is nothing wrong with my heart. My cardiologist has repeatedly asked me if my Thyroid was tested, but he hasn't received the lab results from my referring physician.
I feel badly most days. I can't drink any caffiene and have been trying to avoid sugar and have been feeling a little better. As long as I can sleep as much as I need then I can function pretty well. Sometimes I just don't want to move and feel like I can't sleep enough.
I am quite frustrated. My question is: Are there some blood tests that are less accurate at diagnosing thyroid conditions? Which tests should I request? Any other advice you could give???