Just wondering if anyone could help me on this?
I'm 21 and within the last year but progressively getting worse I have had symptoms of hypothyroidism, feeling low, very little energy, heart palpitations, loss of libido, heat/cold intolerance and generally just feeling pretty rubbish, but what's bothering me the most is in the last 5 months my hair has began to shed all over and is getting worse, losing eyebrow hairs too and this is making me feel even lower.
I finally went to the doctor about it after realising what that it might be my thyroid causing this. He arranged a blood test for free T4 and my TSH. I went in to collect a print out of the results and the free T4 is said to be normal at 13.6 the range is (8.4 - 19.1). My TSH was flagged up as borderline high at 6.98 and a note of "Doubtful Significance repeat in 6 months" next to it, the range for TSH is (0.3 - 4.8) ... 6.98 seems high to me!
After reading many posts online people say TSH it should ideally be below 1 to feel good and reduce symptoms, is the doctor wrong to just ignore this as waiting another 6 months isn't ideal in my view as symptoms seem to be getting worse. Why would the TSH be high and the free T4 be normal or is this on the lower end for T4.
If anyone can help or has any suggestions that'd be really useful!