I'm sure that people have asked this question many times but could someone advise me again please? I had a full blood count last week and all was ok apparently but my GP has requested that I see him re this latest thyroid result. I've been told over the phone that my result was 0.08. I'm not sure how this fits in on the scale. I'm 68 now and was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid when I was 50. I was taking 50 mg to start with but the dose has been gradually increased over the years. I'm now taking 200mg. I've had trouble with my weight too and have suffered with depression on and off. The only way to keep my weight down is to have under 1000 calories per day. I'm 5ft 1" and am fed up with yo yo dieting. I can lose weight, I went down to 8 stones last year but my weight has crept up again to 10 stones. This makes me tired and lethargic. I'm healthy in other ways. One of the worst symptoms of my thyroid problem is being cold all of the time. Even my bones seem to ache! I feel really well when I go abroad and can enjoy the hot sun and bright days. Here at the moment I have a goose down duvet on the bed plus a thick blanket and bed socks! I wear bedsocks all year round as my feet always feel cold. At the moment my husband can't understand how I can feel so cold and want the heating turned up! I must say that they did the 'other' thyroid test last year ( I can't remember what that is,is it the TS3 test?) I was told that it was ok! As long as you are on their 'normal' scale, never mind which end of it, GPs seem happy to fob you off!
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