I know there have been many posts on here related to thyroid issues and testing. I just emailed my doctor about some recent weight gain I've experienced with no apparent cause and she ordered a TSH and T4 Free test along with glucose, fasting.
From what I've read online, the T4 seems more of a test for hyperthyroidism but that doesn't make sense as I believe I would more likely be hypo given my symptoms. Does that seem odd to anyone that she ordered that one?
Now that I'm reading the symptoms of thryroid it basically is as if someone wrote it about me. I'm cold all the time, tired, have dry skin, weight gain, muscle cramps, high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycle.
Just as an aside, my first cousin has Hashimoto's (spelling?) and I'm not sure if that's a close enough family connection to matter or not but thought it might be related since we both have autoimmune diseases.