Hi everyone, i wondered if anyone can shed any light on my recent blood test results (if you don't mind - I'm new to this thyroid game and feeling a bit lost)
To give a bit of background, i had thyroid tests 2 years ago and nothing came back except elevated cholesterol which GP wouldn't do anything about (not even further tests) as i was only 25 then (apparently don't test you usually unless you're 30+). At that time i was taking the Cilest birth control pill and had been for 9 years.
Come forward 2 years and Jan this year i came off Cilest as we wanted to try for a baby. Nothing's happened since and my periods are quite light (but definitely there) and short (2-3 days although regular like clockwork). I rang GP and asked for hormone tests thinking something like progesterone may be out of whack. Had those mid cycle and got results back Monday just gone saying everything was fine except "abnormal thyroid results". Had the GP call me last night and refer to an endo (but i have no appt yet as KGH don't have any available, waiting for a call back as i hear they're very good so i would rather see them if i can if i do stay with the NHS). I got my test results from the surgery this morning and they are:
T4 free - 26.4
Serum folate - 19.9 (sightly elevated; i was taking a vit b supplement at the time of the blood tests which i have now stopped so think this may just have been a factor of that - still taking folic acid once per day tho).
Dr has said this is indicative of hyper but i have no symptoms of it in fact when they first said thyroid abnormalities. I would have said hypo if anything; my nails break, i'm tired, my hair is lifeless and falls out, i'm usually either cold or merely warm with many layers when others are sweating, i don't sweat at all really, definitely not hyperactive *yawn*. Told the GP this and he went silent then said he would refer me.
Would it be possible to have these blood results as a sign of something else or due to being on Cilest for 11 years straight? Don't know if blood pressure indicates anything but mine is normal.
Also, on another note, can anyone recommend a private endo in the northants/Leics area? Someone on another thread said about a lady in Leamington Spa. I have private cover through my work so it seems pointless not to use it if there are endos near me who people recommend.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the essay!