I have previously posted my girlfriends results and asked for advice on this forum and had some good answers. She has been suffering symptoms for around 20 years and has the following results from two blood tests:
TS4 - 11 on test 1 and 12 on test 2 (Range 10-22)
TSH - 1.6 on test 1 and 2.4 on test 2 (Range 0.3 - 5.5)
T3 - 4.6 (Range 3.1-6.8)
We think her T4 is low but know that without a raised TSH her doctor will say everything is 'normal'. However, she had half of her thyroid removed (due to a cyst) 20 years ago and we are wondering what the effect of this could be. Does the remaining half 'make up' for the lost half? Does the pituitary understand what has happened and regulate TSH or does it think things are normal when in fact they aren't?
Any comments, thoughts or experiences would be useful for us to build our case for a referral to an endocrinologist.