Following on from my last post where I had seen an NHS Endo, I had more bloods done just before I went away for a short break abroad. I rang to see if the results were back yesterday and yes they were - great!
I went to my surgery to get a print out - which thankfully never seems to be a problem with them.
Started to look through the results - to find absolutely no thyroid bloods or ferritin had been done!!!
When I got home, I rang the surgery to check that they hadn't been printed off in error - nope... they just hadn't been done!
I rang the Endo department and told them. My husband was with me for the Endo appointment and the Endo specifically wrote down TTSH** and ferritin and I had the blood test slip with me when I left and he confirmed all this in a letter to my doctor too! The Endo department said they would check with the Endo and he can send out another blood test slip to me which means more bloods - this is a farce as there will be no point in going to the appointment if these aren't done!
Anyway I did have some blood done and as far as I can interpret these show:
LH - 28
FSH - 51
Yep I'm in the menopause - not a surprise.
Haemoglobin A1C - 5.3% (4.0 - 6.1) - I'm not diabetic.
I had the dexamethasone cortisol test done - which is why I had my bloods done in the morning at my surgery as I had to take the tablets at midnight. This is because my Endo thought I may have Cushings ( I didn't think so) anyway my results were less than 25nmol/l - The range is 138 - 620 - I guess I don't have Cushings but is it normal that my cortisol was that suppressed?
I wasn't having a great time of it stress wise when it was done either!
He also tested me for coeliac - the IgA test - my score was 1 U/ml - anything less than 4 is seen as a negative so I guess I'm not coeliac either.
I'm on the thought that I should be glad all of these items are being ruled out as the issues point more and more to my thyroid being out of whack!