test results back

It looks like everything is perfectly normal despite the nodules in my thyroid. Which begs the question, why do I feel tired all the time, have dry skin, hair loss, heart pounding and many more symptoms? I am getting so frustrated now. Results are below:

ENDOCRINOLOGY

THYROID PROFILE 2

TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 116 nmol/L 59 - 154

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 0.44 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2

FREE THYROXINE 18.4 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0

FREE T3 5.5 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8

IMMUNOLOGY

THYROID ANTIBODIES

Thyroglobulin Antibody 12.2 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)

Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies <5.0 IU/mL 0 - 34

Method used for Anti-TPO: Roche Modular

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  • Have you asked to be referred to an endo to see if they have any idea what's going on? Also have you had ferritin, B12, vitamin D and the other one that begins with F and whose name I can't remember tested?

  • I take B vitamin supplements, and also D vitamins. Have normal iron . Will see if the doc will let me see an endo' when he gets back off his 3 monthly sabbatical in December.

  • Oh!! Did your GP do tests BEFORE your thyroid went underactive? Everyone is different and what is ideal for one may be completely inadequate for another. TSH is NO guide to thyroid health and you should present your doc with symptoms not blood results!!

  • is my thyroid underactive then? Yes I have been presenting my doc with the same symptoms for the last 4 years, all to no avail. He tells me I'm depressed and should take the antidepressants he wants to give me.My paying for private blood test came out of utter desperation. I don't understand the results but assume that they are 'normal'. Been asking to a see a specialist for ages, to no avail. I asked about whether my symptoms could be ME or Firbromyalgia and was told by the doctor that there is no such thing as fibro' or ME, but they are different words for depression, and can he write me a prescription for antidepressants which will make my symptoms disappear.

  • Very much sounds like it!! If you are having the symptoms I would say so!! DO NOT take anti depressants or statins, they won't help, in fact they may make the problem worse!! I can only suggest you change your GP or if you are registered at a practice find a more sympathetic one!!

  • being very very rural means that sadly you often don't have lots of different doctors. I have very few options indeed. I did take antidepressants couple of weeks ago and nearly killed myself because I was so spaced out.I moved to this doc from the one in town as the one in town was in a converted Georgian house. Very beautiful indeed but all the surgeries up the stairway and no lift. There was an option for someone like myself who finds it impossible or very difficult, to manage lots of stairs, to ask that a doctor come down and see to you in the room next to the waiting room, but the fact that I had to make this request was humiliating, and the door to the little room wasn't soundproof. Everyone could hear what was going on and being said.

    I am not sure what the test results imply as no explanation was sent with them. I assumed tat they must be all normal or else something would have been said. What with all my symptoms, plus the goitre, plus the nodules, I would be simply gobsmacked if it showed 'normal' frankly.

  • Hiya,

    Have the nodules been tested for cancer? If not, then it might be best to be referred to an endocrinologist for the appropriate Fine Needle Aspiration and ultrasound scans. Thyroid cancers can produce thyroid hormones and so will scew the blood results. I was told that my thyroid blood tests were normal when I had my annual diabetes screening but unbeknown to me I had thyroid cancer and had done so since I was diagnosed diabetic 5 years ago.

    I hope you get the treatment you need.

    Good luck.

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