I live in Italy but will not be able to register with the Italian health service till I am 60 (another 14 months) so I have no GP. I have suffered symptoms for over 9 years, gradually getting worse, but always told my TSH was "normal" Two maternal aunts and my father have all been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. On my visits back to UK I have seen my parents GP who says that middle age spread is to be expected and to eat less and exercise more, that my fatigue and painful feet is due to carrying the excess weight. I was given Orlistat to help lose weight but they have made no difference as I eat a low fat Mediterranean diet. The GP also ignored my low basal temp (never above 36C).
Below are the results done by an Italian private hospital lab last month. I can see that all is within the reference range but would be grateful for any comments, advice.
TSH2.27 ulU/ml(0.22 – 4.51)
T410.20 microg/dl(4.50 – 10.90)
FT41.30 ng/dl(0.71- 1.70)
FT3 1.99 pg/ml (1.45 – 4.90)
AbTG <30(< 120 = Negative; Pos=>180)
ATPO <30( " “ “