I had a TSH a year ago last November (2.24 = result). I have NCGS, raised cholesterol and glucose, weight gain and problems losing the weight, (even though I am on low carb diet and exercise daily), muscle/tendon problems (tendonitis in my shoulders, bursitis in my hips, other undiagnosed problems with my knees, shoulder blades and low back pain) and low temperature 36.1-2. My GP is going to repeat the TSH test and considers my muscle problems age related - I have had some of these problems since 1989. I would like to exclude any thyroid problems and because the GP was resistant to different testing I am going for private testing. Despite reading as much literature as I can and following this website I am completely overwhelmed by the tests available. Do you think that I should have T3 and T4? I would like to have a vitamin B12 test too but I don't think the package allows for this.
I was completely fed up after the GP visit. Demoralized and worried. Because I had read stuff about the TSH test, which was normal in my case, yet I considered I may have some symptoms of hypothyroidism, I thought I would see if I could get T3 and T4 - or even vitamin B12 test which were not offered - I didn't understand the resistance to testing.
Any advice is so welcome.