I am new here.
I have fibromyalgia but I am increasingly wondering about hypothyroidism. I am in my mid 50s. My worst symptom is fatigue which has slowly and steadily progressed. I feel the cold and I have gained a lot of weight in the last few years though there are other factors at play eg approaching menopause and also I'm on anti-depressants. (I used to be very skinny and if anything a bit hyper in my teens and twenties)
I asked for my thyroid levels to be tested again and once again they came back normal. I asked the nurse what the actual levels are and she told me 0.74. I know that here in the UK they can come back 'normal' and still be regarded as low by the standards of other countries eg in the US they can be viewed as low.
Looking online I am assuming that the Free T4 test (described below) is the one I had because these were the only numbers that fit:
'If your doctor ran a test called Free T4, or Free Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 0.7 to 2.0. If your result was less than 0.7, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism'
They also tested for antibodies and it came back negative.
So if this is the case it seems that I'm at the very low end of normal. I would love to know others experiences eg what this means, what your levels are, whether you've been prescribed anything (even if in normal range), what you prescribed and whether it helped. And did you have to push for it.