I have followed this forum for a long while and it has been really useful. Thank you all for helping those of us looking for answers.
I had some private blood tests done about 5 years ago which showed TSH slightly over range at 5.8 (range 0.27-4.2) but positive for peroxidase antibodies.
When I went to my NHS doctor he did some more checks and decreed that thyroid was OK as TSH was about 4.2 and just under his range. However the antibodies were very high. I was low also in iron, folate, B12 etc. After referral to a specialist at the hospital I receive B12 injections every 12 weeks but that is it. I did see an endocrinologist who seemed more interested in whether I might have diabetes. He asked my GP to just monitor my TSH every six months telling me the thyroid might die eventually but could take years - and that is all. My antibodies remain high - although lowered when I avoid gluten (a tip I picked up from this site). My TSH usually comes in between 3.0 and 4.2.
I continue to feel tired, have aching knees, brittle nails, have a low resting heart rate (56) and am always cold.
I have just had another set of private tests carried out and would welcome any opinions. The results are as follows:-
TSH 3.13 (range 0.27-4.2)
Free thyroxine 13.2 (range 12.0-22.0)
Total thyroxine (T4) 95 (range 59-154)
Free T3 3.9 (range 3.1-6.8)
Thyroglobulin antibody 28.5 negative (range 0-115)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 216.5 (range 0-34).
TPO has been as high as 800 in NHS tests.
So in theory everything but TPO in range although I know many think TSH should be lower to feel good.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you in advance