I'm from the UK and have just joined you all. I would like to post some of my Test Results. Please can someone assess if I am hypothyroid and would need to take something?
Can't remember the last time I felt really well . . 20 maybe 30 years ago.
Years of symptoms are :- episodes of tachycardia, waking every night 2-4 times, sometimes with sweating/shivering, palpitations and a sense of imminent doom; chilled calves and feet, bed-socks all summer; cramps; constipation or diarrhoea, muscles aches; pains in feet; alarmed at tiny things, eg. the ping of an email; had POTS, CFS (diagnosed by Dr Myhill); easily moved to tears; low basal temp. 35.8C; memory loss; foggy brain, extreme fatigue with any exercise; osteoporosis ; glaucoma; visual disturbances . . I could go on . . I mostly stay indoors - in my 'comfort zone'. I would like to get back out into the real world.
Have changed GP several times. They won't recognise Private tests and hospital visits have been traumatic. The good news is I'm not over weight and not depressed - always hopeful!
Private Test done in October, 2014.
T4 - 87 (58 - 154) nmol/L
TSH - 2.32 (0.4 - 4.0) mIU/L H October, 2013 - TSH 2.79 Range (0.35 - 4.5)
FT4 - 16.6 (10 - 22) pmol/L
FT3 - 3.8 (2.8 - 6.5) pmol/L
FT4 : FT3 Ratio - 4.4 H (2.0 - 4.5)
rT3 - 0.4 (0.14 - 0.54) pmol/mL
TG < 20.0 - (0 - 40) IU/ml
TPO < 10.0 - (0 - 35) IU/ml
[ H = outside optimal range, but within ref. range.]
Thanks a bunch.