Hi, I have been feeling ill now for years, ie not sleeping very well, pain throughout the body, each day the pain is in a different part of my body, plantar fascilitis, dry skin etc etc. In 2014, I kept going back to my GP's (different one everytime) I eventually had a blood test in Nov 2014, results as follows,
TSH 6.6 normal range 0.40-4.90
Free T4 12.1 normal range 9.00-19.00
I was told there was not a problem and sent on my way. After still feeling ill, I saw a different Dr in December 2014, she referred me to a Rheumatologist who diagnosed Fibromyalgia. I am now on Pregabalin and have been since early January 2015.
I recently had a blood test and got the results back yesterday, which are as follows
TSH 5.0 normal range 0.40-4.90
Free T4 11.5 normal range 9.00-19.00
Free T3 4.3 normal range 2.60-5.70
Thyroid Antibody 755 normal range 0.00 - 6.00
I think the Pregabalin has reduced the TSH level, and this seems to be confirmed by what I have read on the internet. However, the result for my antibodies is well over the reference range.
I saw a Dr yesterday for a different thing and asked about my recent results. I was told there was no cause for concern. I still feel ill, I think the Pregabalin has reduced the TSH and T4 levels, thus providing potentially "false" readings, which I think could be higher if I was not on Pregabalin for Fibro.
I think, based on my antibodies result, I should be on medication for an underactive thyroid. Does anyone out there have a view on this. I am due to go back to the Drs on 17th, thankfully, I have an apt with the Dr who referred me to the Rheumatologist and prescribed the Pregabalin.
Any help or advice anyone can give will be greatly appreciated.