TSH 11.2 serum free T4 in range at 15.8

Had my results back and my GP agrees that my thyroid is clearly not working as it should be. The lab declined testing my T3 despite having severe Hypo and Anxiety symtoms and taking 100mcg of Levo daily. He is ringing them to ask if they will reconsider but referring me to Endo also.

Here are some if the other results if anyone can shed some light please

Serum ferritin-no action

65ug/L 13.00-150.00ug/L

Bone profile-no action

Corrected serum calcium level 2.31mmol/L 2.20-2.60mmol/L

Serum inorganic phosphate

1.20 mol/L 0.80-1.50mmol/L

Serum albumin 45g/L 35.00-50.00g/L

Serum total protein 67g/L 60.00-80.00g/L

Serum globulin 22g/L 19.00-35.00g/L

Serum alkaline phosphatase 65u/L 30.00-130.00u/L

!Haematocrit. 0.441L/L. 0.39-0.44l/L

!Serum total cholestrol level 6.4mmol/L

!Eosinophil count. 0.7 10*9/L 0.00-0.4010*9/L

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  • Hi

    Have you got the ranges for the thyroid tests please?

    Can you detail the symptoms please?

    Do you take your levo with water only, 30mins-1 hour before food and 4 hours away from calcium/iron supplements?

    Do you always get the same levo? Which one?

    This information will help people to better offer informed support...



  • Hi Clutter & Louise thanks for responding. I was diagnosed over 10 years ago and have been taking 100mcg Levothyroxine pretty much the whole time.

    The range for TSH is 0.30-6.00mu/L and serum free T4 is 10.002pm/L. My last result back in October was TSH 4.0mu/L (0.30-6.00mu/L)

    I take my thyroxine as soon as I get up, I don't take any supplements but do take HRT and prochloperazine usually as the same time but have now stopped doing this and take my other meds later in the day as I am aware HRT can interfere with convertion/absorption. As far as I'm aware I take the same brand of Levo (Actavis/Almus) my GP wants to wait and see if the lab will reconsider testing my T3 before increasing my medication.

    My symptoms are:

    Extreme fatigue/lethargy

    Dry skin/ flaky nails

    Hair loss

    Lost most of my eyebrows

    Bursitis right hip

    Cold hands and feet

    Anxiety & panic attacks-surges of adrenaline running through my chest for no apparent reason ie when sat watching TV

    Weight gain (2 stone over 2 years)

    Thanks for your support :) xxx

  • With your highish fT4 you would expect TSH to be low.

    Your symptoms could be indicative of Thyroid Hormone Resistance, where a problem with the receptors means that very high levels of thyroid hormones are required for the body to function normally.


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