I've just got my Blue Horizon blood tests back after some forum members recommended an early morning test.
TSH 4.73 (0.27 - 4.2)
T4 108 (59 - 154)
FT4 16.5 (12 - 22)
FT3 5.1 (3.1 - 6.8)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 124.3 (0 - 115)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 5 (0 - 34)
Given that I'm experiencing 2/3 of the symptoms of the TUK checklist for hypothyroid, I'm going to attempt to persuade my GP for a trial of medication.
I'm trying to track down an article I saw recently on re-thinking normal TSH levels but can't find it anywhere (from Norway I think?).
If anyone knows of any recent research articles re. TSH levels and planning pregnancy, I would be very grateful for the links. I brought this up at my last GP appointment (my last TSH was 3.5, two months ago) but was met with rolling eyes and "don't believe everything you read on the internet". Frustratingly, during my last two appointments, I've seen the doctor google hypoparathyroid and use the same sites as me...I'm supposed to be embarking on IVF soon (or would have by now, if I wasn't so achy, tired and mis-diagnosed with chronic fatigue), so I'm taking no chances with this.
Are the guidelines in Scotland the same as England? I see there are no SIGN factsheets so what do GPs use as guidelines up here?
Thanks for any help. I really hope I get somewhere with my GP, but want to go armed with research.