I had my private results yesterday and I am a little confused.
My previous results were
August 2015 (Taken at 9am after breakfast)
TSH 5.35 (0.36-5.5)
FT4 11 (7.0-17)
Dec 2015 (taken at 1pm)
I have recently gone gluten free, only change in circumstances.
Private Blue Horizon results received yesterday (on photograph) taken at 7.30am fasted.
TSH has gone up, T4 is now higher so I am doubting GP will treat? As I have said before my GP told me when my TSH was 5.35 they wouldn't check unless TSH reached 10 and that I wasn't even above the NHS range so I was fine. Now I am over the NHS range of 5.5 but is high TSH alone enough to diagnpse an underactive thyroid? I have been symptomatic for 8 months. Crippling fatigue, vertigo/dizziness, feeling cold all the time, weak legs, unable to exercise ( i exercised daily before) high anxiety due to how weak and dizzy I feel, brain fog, poor concentration, high cholesterol (6.9 total) and can't lose weight.
The only medication I am on is Loestrin 20 combined pill to control heavy periods I started with 3 years ago. Also Mirtazapine 15mg to help my anxiety, I have been on that 2 years. But my TSH was 4.9 in 2013 before I even took Mirtazapine.
Do I have a case with my GP? I am planning a second Blue Horizon mid March under their doctors advice.
This was BH doctors report....
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is elevated. If you are already taking a form of thyroxine, it is possible that that your dose is too low or that you have forgotten to take it on occasion. It may be that an increase in dose is in order - if adjusted it would be sensible to repeat thyroid function (TFT) testing in around 2 months’ time. If you are not taking thyroxine, and this is the first time TSH has been noted to be high, it is possible that 'non-thyroidal illness' or other medication effects are the cause of the elevation. It may be that hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) is about to develop. In these scenarios, it would be advisable to repeat thyroid function tests in 3 months’ time. I would suggest undertaking this repeat test sooner if symptoms develop.