Hi all, sorry this is long...could really do with some advice on my test results and on getting a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, as I'm pretty much certain this is the problem but I feel the docs are dragging their feet!
First went to docs with symptoms in March 2013 and was sent away with antidepressants, went back in Nov and they agreed to do a blood test, my TSH came back as 4.6 so they said normal and sent me away. Over next year symptoms got slowly worse and so I went back - 2nd blood test revealed TSH of 8.3, normal T4 though I forgot to ask for the exact number- they said its a bit high so test again in 3 months, and also check antibodies - so I went again this March and here were my results-
TSH - 8.84
T4 - 12.1
When I rang the reception they told me 'normal come back in 3 months' but I decided to book a docs appointment to speak to the doctor. Turns out they neglected to test my antibodies so I'm glad I didn't just wait another 3 months, going back next week for another blood test.
I'm a bit sick of waiting as the symptoms are worse than ever - it feels like I'm living in a constant fog and it's starting to affect my work and my ability to drive, my joints hurt and I've gained 3 stone. I never thought I would be hoping for a diagnosis but I'm fed up of living with this illness! If it's hashimotos they said they will put me straight on medication but if my antibodies are normal and TSH under 9.9 I could face waiting yet another 3 months. How can I make sure the TSH is as high as possible? Does it make a difference what time I have my blood test? I really don't want to wait much longer, feel like I'm going crazy!