Hi, I've been struggling for 2-3 years now with various issues that I've seen my gp for at different times. My hair has been thinning, I've put on 2 stone in weight and my usually very regular periods are no longer. Worst of all I struggle with quite bad moods swings. I saw my gp recently and was refererred for bloods as I'd had no period since December. Blood results showed normal hormone levels but low T4. Not really sure what to do from here 😕 I've done some research online and it seems that my uti's could be linked also. I've had several ops in last 4 years for recurring uti's. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks xx

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  • Welcome to our forum,

    The worst thing we hate is when we have blood tests and told 'normal' when we have clinical symptoms which we believe maybe related to our thyroid hormones. Also, not many labs do all the necessary tests because if your TSH is 'in range' they might not test anything else. What is the most important tests are Free T4 and Free T3 - the FT3 being the most important as that's the active hormone which our cells require for us to function properly.

    First, too, is to get a print-out of your most recent results from your surgery. We are entitled and post them with the ranges. Ranges are important as labs differ. If you don't have them to hand today, post them on a new question.

    If your GP hasn't tested your Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, iron, ferritin and folate ask for these to be done as they also can cause problems if deficient.

    If you go to this link and on the left-hand side, start at 'Getting a Diagnosis' then 'Testing' which will give you an Interpretation of Results and finally 'About the Thyroid'. When you click on the last link you will get a selection with the explanations.

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