I have been feeling rough for the past two years - have put some posts on here previously and everyone has always been very helpful, was hoping someone knowledgeable would be able to glance over my test results and tell me what you think? I'm very tired all the time, brain fog, dizzy, feeling cold, hair loss, lots of symptoms consistant with hypothroidism.
My TSH levels when tested initially in Jan 2013 were over the range, however GP was very much of the mindset of wait and see. Since then they have diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and depression and anxiety - all of which I have contested. I really don't feel depressed - just tired and fed up with not being listened to by the GP practice. I have seen various Dr's there and am seriously considering changing practices but my options are really limited locally and dont know whether I will be making a wise move. They are currently exploring the possibility of an internal bleed and I am waiting to hear from the hospital regarding the appointment but unlikely to be within the next month. I feel I really need to stay with my current surgery until the hospital either rule out a bleed or confirm it. A few weeks back I was having difficulties with my sight and went to the optician who said he actually thought it was thyroid related, GP did test thyroid but ruled this out as within range. Most recently I've noticed i'm getting a lot of hair loss, literally a big handful each time I wash my hair, does anyone know what else this could be due to? I'm ata bit of a loss - excuse the pun! I still think its the effects of my antibodies but dont know how to get my GP to listen to me.
I have asked GP whether my symptoms are due to my fluctuating TSH and in the particular the level of TPO antibodies (am presuming hashimotos) but 3 GP's have point blank refused to consider this, I have asked whether my levels are simply too high for me but again they have refused to accept this, one GP told me that I simply had to get thyroid out of my mind as it could not possibly be causing my symptoms, my family all have underactive thyroid (but with different GP surgery).
I am currently on ferrous sulphate 2 x 200mg daily for anaemia and have just been told to boost my Vit D level by either supplements (SunvitD3) or diet.
Sorry there are quite a lot of results.
TSH 6.5 (0.25 - 5.0)
fT4 at 17.4 ((9.0 - 23.0)
TPO level 257 iu/mL (no range but noted borderline)
TSH 6.10 (0.25 - 5.0),
fT4 15.2 (9.0 - 23.0)
TSH 4.03 (0.25 - 5.0)
fT4 17.6 (9.0 - 23.0)
TSH 4.74 miu/L (0.25 - 5.0)
fT4 19.6 (9.0 - 23.0)
tests taken Sept 14
Serum ferrritin level 10ng/mL (13 - 150) -
TSH level 3.86 (0.25 0 5.0)
Serum free T4 level 17.8 pmol/L (9.0 - 23.0)
Tests Nov 2014
haemoglobin concentration 145 g/L (115.0 - 160.0)
Total white blood count 4.3 10*9/L (4.0 - 11.0)
Platelet count - observation 153 10*9/L (135.0 - 450.0)
Red blood cell count 4.87 10*12/L (3.8 - 4.8) Above high reference range
Mean cell volume 86fl (80.0 - 100.0)
Haemocrit 0.42L/L (0.35 - 0.45)
Mean cell haemoglobin level 29.8 pg (27.0 - 34.0)
Red blood cell distribution width 15.9 (10.0 - 15.0) Above high reference limit
Neutrophil count 2.3 10*9/L (2.0 - 7.5)
Lymphocyte counte 1.3 10*9/L (1.0 - 4.0)
Monocyte count - observation 0.6 10*9/L (0.1 - 1.0)
Eosinophil count - observation 0.1 10*9/L (0.0 - 0.5)
Basophil count 0.1 10*9/L (0.0 -0.2)
Erthrocyte sedimentation rate 5mm (1.0 - 19.0)
Calcium profile 2.26 (2.2 - 2.6)
Serum calcium level 2.24 (2.1 - 2.6)
Serum albumin level 43g/L (35.0 - 50.0)
Serum Creatinine level 76 umol/L (45.0 - 84.0)
GFR calculated abbreviated MDRD 72 mL/min
Serum 25- Hydroxy vitamin D3 level 45.9 nmol/L - Insufficient (greter than 75 nmol/L optimal)
Serum folate level 14.2 ng/mL (4.8 - 37.3)
Serum vitamin B12 level 323 pg/mLL (191.0 - 663.0)
If anyone could offer any advice/suggestion I would be very grateful.
Thanks for taking the time to read.