Hi, I'm new here & was hoping someone could help with my blood results.
tsh: 0.72 mlu/L
Ft4: 11 pmol/L
Ft4:ft3 ratio: 2.1
T4: 77 nmol/L
Tpo antibodies: 31 iu/mL
All other results appear fairly mid range so I haven't included them.
Background: I've been feeling awful for years, but especially over the past year since the birth of my 3rd child. My main symptoms are brain fog, tiredness, irritability and weight gain, and these have not improved after a complete diet overhaul. I've been seeing a nutritionist since Sept. Over the past fortnight I've developed numbness in my hands/arms/lower legs and had a bad episode of hives all over back in Sept. I also suffer with allergies and recently I've discovered several food intolerances. Several family members have hypothyroidism & a host of autoimmune issues.
My Gp isn't interested in anything except my tsh in terms of my thyroid and more or less laughed at me when I suggested I might have Hashimoto's. I got the above result privately. Dr did however do more bloods yesterday including coeliacs & calcium. I've been Reading The Root Cause book & there it suggests tpo antibodies over 30 can mean Hashi's, and elsewhere online I've read anything above 15 & 20.
Since Sept I've been gluten and dairy free and didn't think I felt much better. However since Xmas day I've been eating gluten and dairy and feel even more appalling than normal so it must be making some difference, so I am back to it as of today.
The blood results were from early Dec when I was gluten and dairy free.
Does anyone have any advice for me with regard to those results, and how to get a Dr to take you seriously?
Sorry for the mega long post!
Thanks in advance,