I posted in the Can't get diagnosed category at the weekend and really grateful for the advice you gave, I went to the GP today following the ENT appt he sent me for last week re hoarseness and extreme tiredness and today I wanted to request a throat scan & a T3 blood test. I was so annoyed that he was so patronising saying that I didn't sound hoarse to him, asking if I'm sure that I'm not just under a lot of stress at the minute and then telling me they have loads of patients that come through the door with 'TAT' (tired all the time for no reason). He said I don't have a goiter, there is nothing wrong with my thyroid and that I seem to be obsessed with thinking there is something wrong with it. He said he is so certain about this that if it turns out I have a thyroid problem, he will strip off and run around the Common(our local park) naked! He said that in the 25 yrs he's been a GP, there has never been a case that someone with normal blood results turns out to have low thyroid. I insisted on the throat scan and T3 and also told him that my 33 yo cousin had normal blood results and docs telling him he was imagining it then it turned out he had thyroid cancer so these normal blood results aren't always right.
Speaking of which, here are my last blood results. I don't know which are relevant as most of it's double dutch to me but I'll put it exactly as it appears on the print out:
Free T4 level 14.2 pmol/L(7.50-21.10)
TSH level 1.22mu/L(0.34-5.60)
Full blood count
Then it says underneath "Abnormal contact patient"
Haemoglobin estimation 131g/L (120-150)
Total white cell count 8.0 10*9/L (4-11)
Platelet count 308 10*/9L (150-400)
Neutrophil count 3.4 10*/9L (2- 7.5)
Lymphocyte count 2.8 10*/9L (1.5- 4)
Monocyte count 0.5 10*/9L (0.20 - 1.00)
! Eusinophil count 1.4 10*/9L (0.00- 0.50)
Basophil count 0.00 10*/9L (0.00- 0.10)
Red blood cell 4.76 10*12L (3.80-4.80)
Packed cell volume 0.408 L/L (0.36- 0.46)
MCV 85.7 fL (80- 100)
MCH 27.5 pg (27- 32pg)
MCHC 321 g/L (320-360)
! Erythrocyte sedimentation rate 44 mm 1st h (1- 19mm 1st h)
(Then it states underneath this one that it is "seen and dealt with"- I don't know what this means- could be where I was referred to ENT for camera down throat for hoarseness)
I have asked today for a T3 blood test but is there a T3 test and also a reverse T3 test and do I need both?