I really hope you might be able to help, I would be very grateful. I am a 42 year old female, and went to the doctor a few weeks ago because I'm struggling with exhaustion, sleeping all the time, or sometimes waking up multiple times a night over-heating or cold, irritability, mood swings, low mood, no motivation and very uncharecteristically forgetful and just sort of "foggy"...I had a hysterectomy last year (kept ovaries) so thought I might be heading into an early menopause. The doctor ordered comprehensive blood tests, and I am due to see him tomorrow to discuss the results, but I am a bit worried and want to make sure I ask the right questions as I now wonder if my problem is actually the thyroid.
TSH: 5.48 (reference 0.27-4.2)
T4 Free 14.6 ng/l (9.3-17.00)
T3 Free 3.38 (1.8-4.6)
For the other hormone stuff
FSH 28.3 (post menopause is anything above 25.8)
Beta oestradial 175 (post menopause < 138)
testosterone estradiol binding globulin 146 nmol/g (normal 32-128)
There are lots of other tests too all of which seem to be in normal range. I'm not in the UK, so standard protocols may be a little different. Does this look like my thyroid is underactive? The TSH is outside the normal range, but the other thyroid stuff is not? My sister has been hypo thyroid for many years, if there is a family link at all. I really appreciate your time. Thanks.