could i have a thyroid or an adrenal problem?

hey all,iv had loads of symptoms for the last 5 years and decided to look into thyroid as a family member keeps telling me to,iv had a adrenal saliva test done and a thyroid test done which il link these results look ok? should i just give up seeing as how doctors pretty much allready have lol.i get loads of symptoms like dizziness,fatigue,heat intolerence,sleeping all the time,feeling faint if im upright etc and i just want to know what it is.can i have some opinion on my results please

this is my genova adrenal test letter that i copied

and heres my thyroid test results


FREE THYROXINE 12.8 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0

FREE T3 6.1 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8

thanks in advance all :)

6 Replies

  • Hi The only one I would be concerned about is that the T4 is on the low side, it depends what you are taking, if on Levo ( or Levo + T3) then you would normally need more T4, Levo. ideally the T4 should be in top third of range. This result, alone, could cause your problems. Endo`s usually prefer to get the thyroid right before looking at Adrenal glands as cortisone quite potent and need to be sure it is right for you. My good Endo says that the only reliable test for Adrenal glands ( for many years) is a 24 hour urine collection, cortisone tablet at midnight ( script) and a blood test at ( am. Not sure if that helps, I know if her patients have any of the others she likes it to be redone as above, Also make sure you have had the related tests to auto immune thyroid disease, especially diabetes ( the worst of anything for tiredness etc), B12 + Foliates ( need to be high in range) iron/ferritin, and vit D, hormonal, if D low , calcium test first before treatment, Ca must always be in range.

    Best wishes,


  • I haven't seen any doc about thyroid so I'm not on any meds or have an diagnosis . could these results mean there's a problem then Jackie ty for Ur reply Btw X

  • Hi Sorry I assumed you were on thyroxine. That is quite different then.You could ask the GP for a trial of thyroxine , Levo However, I think you need to do more detective work. Look at TUK list of symptoms and have another think You certainly need tests for B12+ foliate, iron/ferritin and diabetes, regardless. Also U`s and E`s would be useful and FBC , full blood count. GP should do all those without a problem. I would also try and take BP 3 times a day for a week or 2 and see what that is like, common cause of faints.I really think there could be another reason and it is important to find out what, may be simply ear connected.I have 4 diseases that cause heat intolerence so can be complicated I would aso get a good GP to look at those results, I may be missing something.Sorry I cannot help much more.

    Best wishes,


  • Hey again Jackie the doctors have done us and es before as well as a fbc also iv had a vestibular assessment were they check Ur ear balance as I get extreme vertigo sometimes but they was normal. Also have taken BP readings to gps which have said there fine so that's why I'm like what the hells wrong lol

  • Have you showed, or has the GP seen the thyroid results? He sounds oK, lucky you !n that case I would, , ask for a low trial of thyroxine then see in a few months how you are. often we start OK then it gradually goes off, may be you are just early spotting it.It certainly could be B12 or iron/ferritin, surprising how tired that makes you feel, specific tests. , dizziness etc too common with this.

    Best wishes,


  • hey again,em getting them tests done took 4 years and seeing many different doctors over and over lol

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