Advice / help with dr x

had my bloods done for thyroid a couple of weeks ago and my TSH was 1.8, had it done this week and its 3.11, i feel like total crap, the nurse was very nice and told me when i have bloods done in the past (2008 and 2011) my level was 1.25 and 1.27 - even tho the recent results are in the normal ranges they are increasing and along with the other symptoms i have i want to ask the dr to trial me on meds to see if this helps, can anyone help me with the questions that i should be asking ? what other blood levels do i need testing or to know about? thanks in advance x

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  • Pop back and have a read of your post and answers 5 days ago. You had excellent advice about which tests and questions to ask....

    Hope all goes well. :-)

  • Smarties, TSH fluctuates throughout the day and is highest early in the morning and lowest around 1pm. This is why we advise people to have thyroid bloods taken early in the morning. If that can't be done try to have it at the same time each draw so there is consistency.

    Ask for Thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies to be tested along with TSH, FT4 and FT3 and vitamin D, ferritin, B12 and folate.

  • the two tests done recently were done at about 9 am, i will do, thank you for advice, i couldnt find my other post to look at the answers x

  • Smarties, click on your username and select Profile from the drop down menu to read your previous posts.

    As the tests were done at the same time it is likely that autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's) is causing the TSH fluctuation. Treatment is Levothyroxine but probably not until your TSH is over range usually >5.0.

  • i have read that in the states and other European countries the level that treatment starts is 2.5, and that if you have extreme symptoms you can be treated if your level is lower than 5, do you know of this is likely? my exhaustion is so bad hubby is having to have time off work to look after kids

  • the tests were done at roughly the same time x

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