A month ago I had a Thyroid test done after suffering numerous symptoms for quite a while. When the fatigue and weight gain became a bigger issue I went to the Drs. My results came back as :
TSH: 3.0 (range 0.27 - 4.2)
Ferritin 10.0 YES 10!!! (range 41 - 400)
Cholestol 5.0 (high for me, usually around 3)
B12 597 (Range 180 - 2000)
Folate 8.5 (Range 1.5 -20)
I was told I was the 'top of normal' for Underactive thyroid and no need for treatment. However after me complaining that it was all very good giving me Ferrous Fumarate for my Ferritin levels but they would not help all my other symptoms, she decided to run the TSH test again. It came back as 2.87. I have not been tested for T3 T4 or antibodies as I do not fall into a high enough bracket with the TSH.
I am, unfortunately, one of those people who hate going to the Drs to start with so I have come home to consider my options.
1) Do nothing, continue as I am with some good days, lots of rubbish days.
2) Press on with the Ferritin tablets and hope they improve some of my symptoms
3) Go back and insist on some Thyroid treatment, which I really DON'T want to take if I don't need it
4) Consider some sort of self help options (I was considering Kelp...which I have just gone out and bought only to read it is not good!)
I am a lady of a certain age So of course a lot of my symptoms are being blamed on menopause and I accept that they may well be. However my bloods for menopause came back great. So symptoms = menopause = bloods say no! Symptoms = Underactive thyroid = Bloods say Hmmmm?
Can anyone advise me? Ta x