My diagnosis of the goitre was easy. I lost a lot of weight on Lighterlife and the swelling in the throat was obvious. Luckily it was benign when tested. I have had my meds done by the GP most recently last Feb:
Thryoid function test (SF409) - normal, no action.
Serum TSH level 0.8 mIU/L (0.4 - 5.0)
Serum free T4 level 17pmol/L (9 - 19)
Haematinic comments - some abnormalities, none serious, see Dr 2-4 wks. False normal serum B12 results may rarely occur. If there is a high clinical suspicion of pernicious anaemia or subacute degeneration of the cord, please discuss further testing.
Methotrexate, aminopterin & folinic acid (Leucoverin) cross react with folate binding proteins in folate asseys. This may give rise to falsely high serum folate results.
Serum vitamin B12 362 ng/L (189 - 883)
Serum folate 4.6 ug/L (4.8 - 19.0)
I notice there is no T3 result which is what everyone is talking about. Can anyone make sense of the above so I know what to ask when I go to my appointment at the Surrey Park Clinic. I have always had hormone problems (not ovulating). I have all the symptoms of hypo - weight problems, dry skin, tiredness, and loss of the outer eybrow! My mother has 125 of levothyroxin and has pernicious anaemia, so the apple might not have fallen far from the tree. The doctor says I'm fine because my T4 is normal - here have some anti-depressants. I hate taking medicine so I don't want to have a problem but I am fed-up with feeling tired and coping with the food cravings. I have already learnt so much on this site especially that I'm not alone. Thanks