My daughter (aged 33) is currently teaching English in Spain, so is seeing her Spanish GP & Endo.
She has many of the symptoms of Hypothyroidism and I've been at her for ages to get it checked out - unexplained weight gain, numerous infections, hair loss, pins & needles in her hands, lack of energy, easily up-set etc.
Since the blood results below her GP arranged for her to see an Endocronologist. She has now seen the Endocronologist, who has arranged further blood test (July). The Endo has said that her Thyroid is 'within the normal range' and that her raised prolactin may due to stress, during this appointment my daughters blood pressure was taken which was low - the Endo advised her to increase her intake of salt (which surprises me considering the results of her blood test, also dosen't stress induce high blood pressure?)
The initial blood test results showed the following:
Prolactin (LTH) 68.45 (range 4.79-23.3)
TSH 2.5 (range 0.27-4.2)
Total Cholestrol 217 (range 0- 200)
Cholestrol 54.0 (range 50)
Sodium 141.0 (range 136-146)
Ferritin 24.0 (range 8-140)
Vit B12 289.0 (range197-866)
From the results above I would think she needs to boost her Vit B12 and also her Ferritin is low. Personally I would also think her TSH should be lower. I'm going to get her to start recording her basal body temp and pulse rate. She's due to come home for a couple of weeks in August so I thought I would arrange for her to have a total thyroid screen ~ what do you think?
Has anyone had a similar experience?
Should I be looking for anything else?
Both my sister and I suffer from Hypothyrodism, my sister's is controlled efficiently with Lexothyroxin, mine is not quite so straight forward but controlled.