I have now got all the results I have ever had done on my thyroid. They are "all over the shop" as we say in this neck of the woods, and I was wondering if anyone knew why they would be like this, please.
I have another visit to GP next friday, so would like to be armed with some insight.
1997 20th Jan - TSH = 1.29
1997 10th Oct - TSH = 0.08; T4 = 12
1999 29th Jun - TSH = 1.01
2005 16th Aug - TSH = 1.38
2006 21th Jun - TSH = 1.76
2007 9th Mar - TSH = 2.58
2008 2nd Jan - TSH = 2.5
2008 10th Sept - TSH = 3.1; T4 = 11.5
2009 17th Apr - TSH = 2.7
2013 5th April - TSH = 1.3
2014 26th March TSH = 3.1; T4 = 12.8; T3 = 4.8; Antibodies >(less than) 5
It all looks a bit up and down to me.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2008, as up till then all the Thyroid results had been "normal", and I knew no better, so in a way I encouraged the GP to go down that route. The local hospital rheumatologist would have known no better when I was referred to him, as he works for the same trust as where most of the lab value ranges have been agreed on, so he would have seen "normal" as well on my records.
In 2008 I was sent to an endo who wouldn't give me a T3 dispite T4 being on the lower end. This was most likely because my TSH was in the "normal" range again, and he told me to go away and accept the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.
Am I right in thinking my T4 is a a treatable level?. I ask this as a new question, rather than at the end of my previous thread, as I want to make a printout of this thread to show the GP.