I've been presenting with symptoms of hypothyroidism for the past 10 years, with blood tests identifying TSH levels at the higher end of normal and T4 levels at the lower end of normal, together with low ferritin levels (17 at the lowest). However since I remain within 'normal range' and despite a family history of hypothyroidism, my GP has remained largely unsympathetic.
In the past 2 years I have been diagnosed as menopausal (at the age of 45), suffering from GAD/depression, IBS and acid reflux. In the past 5 months I've also gained a stone in weight.
Having done some online research, including reading through many of the posts on here, I decided to get some private blood tests done through Blue Horizon and would be grateful for the help of members in interpreting them:
T4 123nmol/L 59-154
TSH 3.86mIu/L 0.27-4.2
Free thyroxine 14.4pmol/l 12.0-22.0
Free T3 5.2pmol/L 3.1-6.8
Anti-TG 22.2IU/mL 0-115
Anti-TPO 29.2IU/mL 0-34
Ferritin 43ug/L 13-150
Active B12 43.1pmol/L 25.1-165.0
25 OH Vit D 68nmol/L 50-200
Cholesterol 7.5nmol/L <5.0
HDL 1.6nmol/L 1.2-1.7
LDL 5.4nmol/L Up to 3.0
I'm aware that my cholesterol levels alone are enough to warrant concern, but what about the remainder? Also, and perhaps unrelated, my Bicarbonate levels were up at 31mmol/L (22-29).
I know it's a request that's made on many an occasion, but any advice you could give would be very much appreciated.