I am a newbie so please bear with me..I am as yet not diagnosed,I have symptoms of hypo for the last three years symptoms getting worse for the last two, I also have had a lump at the base of my neck for the last 2 months. My g.p originally said it was probably an inflammation but begrudgingly has referred me for an ultrasound this week. g.p also says my Tsh is low (between 0.2 - 0.6) over various blood tests over the last 6 months but it is within range so will not treat me, But i thought if tsh was low is would indicate hyper?? I also have high cholesteral and low iron. I am at the end of my tether and want my life back. I have consulted a private nutritionist as she is convinced i have thyroid issues and adrenal fatigue so has referred me for the following blood tests, tsh,t3,t4 and antibodies and i have just sent back a saliva cortisol test. I have tried to do some research but i am getting confused :-(. As i am travelling to London for these tests i wondered are there any other tests that i should get for a thorough assessment of my thyroid, I have seen other tests free t3 and t4 and reverse t3 and i wondered would it be worth adding these to the tests i am already having? not sure if t3 & t4 are the same as free t3 & t4? I have asked my g.p for a copy of all of my blood test results for the last 6 months and ranges, she was not happy but agreed and i pick them up at the end of this week. Also when i get my results i would like to see a private endo in the hertfordshire area if possible but will travel if i need to, can anyone recommend any?? Sorry for going on and on but i feel dreadful and its now effecting my work and home life. Any help or advice appreciated
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