Further to my post the other day, I have now been back to the surgery to obtain test results - this time seeing another GP.
Frustratingly, the other GP who ordered the tests only asked for TSH and not T4 (it was supposed to be a comparison with the other thyroid tests done at B'ham QE hospital) so I'm far from pleased.
Anyway, upshot is:
TSH - 2.47 (0.35 - 6.00)
B12 - 878 (191- 663, so off the range!)
Folate - 5.6 (4.6 - 18.7)
Ferritin - 90 (15 - 350)
FSH - 81 (26 - 135 postmenopausal)
Glucose - 4.4 (not sure what that means - the test was non-fasting)
It's the menopause (here we go again...).
The weight gain (7IB in 7 weeks) is not significant. Could be to do with fluid retention (again he cited the menopause).
My basal temperature is, quote, normal (since taking my temp, it has been: 36; 35.8; 35.7; 36.3 (headache and beginning of viral infection); 35.9; 36.1; 36.1; 35.8; 36; 35.9 (have had viral infection for past week so needs to be taken into account).
However, my BP is high: 141 / 95 and has been consistently high over the past year so I'm having to check and monitor it for the next two weeks and if it continues to be high I'll need to be on medication.
The doctor was *very* suspicious - and somewhat aggressive - when I told him I was taking my temperature and especially when I asked for the printout of results. I left the surgery feeling as though I'd been a naughty girl!