Hi I have an endo appointment on Monday 7th September but just got my latest blood tests now and I am confused as was feeling pretty confident before. I presented to a GP earlier this year with enlarged thyroid and hypo symptoms. The fatigue and weakness being problematic as I am 52 years old and at Uni and working. Always been active and continue to walk my dog even if it is nearly a crawl.
TPO antibodies - above range-658 iu/ml (<9.0)
The NHS lab 'lost' the full spectrum of tests that were asked for. A scan did revealed nodules but nothing sinister and I was fobbed off with a 'bit of thyroiditis that will probably go away'. However the 'lump endo' did comment that my T4 was boarder line low with a normal TSH and asked me to see 'the other endo department' and investigate.
Since then I have these tests.
March 2015 TSH 3.8 mu/L (0.34 - 5.6)
Serum free T4 8.8 pmol/L (7.8 - 17.0)
July 2015 TSH 3.18 mu/L (0.27 - 4.2)
Serum free T4 11.2 below range (12.0 - 22.0)
September 2015 TSH 2.5 mU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Free T4 13.6 pmol/L (11.0 - 20.0)
B12 345 pg/ml (191 - 663)
Renal function ok
Bone profile ok
EGFR all ok
It is hard to compare as different ranges. My T4 seems low/boarder line but TSH is not rising perhaps?
I understand adrenal fatigue and know I am all shot to pieces over the years with trauma caused by stress. Two head injuries and whip lash. Glandular fever and childhood illnesses as an adult eg chickenpox, measles and whooping cough. Diagnosed with ME back in 1990.
I suspect my HPT axis is struggling. I am addressing the problem holistically and introducing foods rich in the things I need eg Selenium, vit D etc.
Can anyone offer their thoughts on how I deal with an endo who will no doubt fob me off as TSH is in range?