You're all so clued up on this stuff, and I have a very long wait until I see an endo again courtesy of some 'normal' bloods so I thought I'd ask you your advice and whether you'd recommend I see someone privately.
I went to the doctor because of severe left hand side pain. On top of that, serious fatigue and also muscle fatigue. Feeling like I can't hold my weight going up stairs. Pressure in my head like someone has inflated a balloon in it, very puffy ankles, hands and face, hair loss and lack of condition (my hair literally looks like its been fried by a heat lamp) rapid weight gain and then it corrects itself a bit, then gain again, crazily heavy periods and scariest of all (because I sing for a living), times where my voice goes hoarse.
I've had a load of blood tests done, but the reason I'm here is this one:
Serum Free T4 32.9 pmol/L (9.0-23.0)
Serum TSH level <0.01 mu/L (0.20 - 4.50)
Serum Total T3 2.2 nmol/L (1.1 - 2.6)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody <10 kiu/L (0 - 35)
Which flagged up hyperthyroidism obviously.
Next tests done after seeing the endo for the first time:
FT4 11.1 pmol/L 9.0 - 23.0
TSH 1.97 mu/L 0.20 - 4.50
Started to feel really unwell and had more done by GP:
Serum free T4 11.7 pmol/L 9.00 - 23.00
Serum TSH 2.52 mu/L 0.20 - 4.50mu/L
They lost the T3 and TPOa (:-/)
GP basically told me to go away, I was fine.
I got some private bloods done including ferritin and vits:
CRP 0.30 <3.0
Ferritin 14.7 20 - 150
Free T4 12.63 12-22
Free T3 4.76 3.1-6.8
TSH 3.39 0.27-4.20
Total T4 143.4 64.5-142.0
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 5.0 <34
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 217.7 <115
Vit B12 163 142-725
Serum Folate 16.68 10.4-42.4
Which is interesting. So Ferritin is low, TGO is high and TT4 is high.
Finally, had a thyroid ultrasound which shows nodules on the left side but I can't access paperwork for that.
I'm sure if I correct the ferritin (which is pretty easy to do) some of the symptoms will get better.. but what does everyone think about the thyroid issues? Should I try to see a private Endo? Given how reluctant the NHS seems to be to look into Hashi's. Or do they seem normal?
I'm not really sure what to do next. I have an NHS endo appointment in a few months but will they take the private bloods into account? What do they do for nodules? (also have a big family history of cancer - lymphoma particularly - so would like to make sure thats clear)
My GP is less than useless. He made me feel like I was just whining.
Any advice is massively welcome.
Thank you all so much.