Here are my blood test results
Sept 2012 4.9 U 0.35 - 4.5 (no print out of test)
May 2013 TSH 7.0 miu/L U 0.35 - 4.5 (hi)
Free T4 11.1 pmol/L U 11-24
Serum Cholesterol 6.1 mmol/L U 3.5 -5.2 (hi)
Serum HDL Chol level 1.03 mmol/L U 0.9 -2.1
Serum HDL chol ratio 5.9
Serum Triglycerides 4.8 mmol/L U 0.5 -1.86 (hi)
TPO to follow
Results over phone which are normal will get a print out on Monday.
Both my sister age 52 has underactive thyroid and my mother. Also have a niece one with ME another with MS and my sisters daughter has SLE Lupus.
I have been a healthy person up to last year my periods stopped (haven't seen one since)
Very Active enjoying many sports but now have gained weight very quickly in the last year 2 1/2 stone since xmas with watching what I eat. Also dieting but of course not loosing at all.
Also many days find it hard to even walk up the road but I do push myself. Down to only working 3 days as can't manage anymore with trying to care for my family.
Should I be on thyroxine ? Doctors seem to think not so do I ask for further tests in other area's. I have been advised to go on HRT for 5 years does this seem right?