I recently joined the forum and asked a question about my "normal" blood results and I was told to get a copy of my results and post them in a new question, so here they are...
Serum TSH level 1.20 mu/L
Serum free T4 level 19.4 pmol/L
The other tests were testing serum electrolytes and full blood count - I'm not sure if these are relevant.
I have Pernicious Anaemia and after several trips to the surgery I had the loading dose injections in March this year and now have 3 monthly injections.
I was worried I may have Hashimoto's disease as I've been experiencing a lot of the symptoms and I am aware that there is a link between pernicious anaemia and Hashimoto's as they are auto-immune issues.
I spoke to my gp who told me that my thyroid is normal and diagnosed with depression. She offered me anti-depressants and told me there was nothing else she can do.
I've since found out more about Hashimoto's and understand that I should be tested for the antibodies. I know that in the early stages of Hashimoto's the TSH levels are considered normal in a blood test.
I will ask my gp to test the antibodies but I am wondering if I would be experiencing symptoms if my thyroid has not yet been damaged enough to affect the TSH levels.
I am also aware that there are several issues that have the same symptoms so I am worried that I'm barking up the wrong tree with this thyroid issue. If anyone has any advice it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!