I have TSH of 4.87, Free T4 near the bottom of the range, huge family history of autoimmune thyroid disease and am myself coeliac - GP insists everything is completely normal though! Would really appreciate some advice on how to proceed.
As background, it was actually the GI consultant I see at the hospital for coeliac who ordered the tests. He wants me to be regularly monitored but the GP doesn't see a problem. My antibodies were negative. Having said that, my coeliac antibodies were only barely above the negative range when I was diagnosed with that (different GP who referred me based on symptoms, pretty sure current one would looked at the numbers and decided not to refer - sadly I have since moved away from old surgery).
I am very slightly anaemic although I don't have numbers for that. I am permanently exhausted, do nothing other than work and sleep, and have very dry skin. I'm a normal weight. I keep very strictly to a gluten free diet and also don't have sugar and only moderate carbs as I am prediabetic and with refined carbs my blood sugar tends spike badly and I feel very ill when it comes down from a spike (I use a blood sugar monitor to keep an eye on my levels).
My current GP thinks everything cane be put down to anxiety and I leave appointments feeling like a huge hypochondriac. I'm so tired of fighting to get tested and taken seriously. Almost every family member on one side of my family has autoimmune thyroid disease however, and a couple of people on the other side have underactive thyroids. Would really appreciate your views on my results and what the best course of action is!
Test results (both taken mid-afternoon):
Most recent results (summer 2015):
Free T4: 14.42 (12-22)
TSH: 4.870 (0.270 - 4.200)
B12: 292 (191-663)
Folate (serum): 8.8 (14.6 - 18.7)
Red cell Folate: 644 (438 - 1070)
Results from end 2014:
Free T4: 14.92 (12 - 22)
Free T3: 5.2 (3.1 - 6.8)
TSH: 4.840 (0.270 - 4.200)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies: negative
Thyroglobulin antibodies: 91.2 (normal <280)