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Thyroid Results


Please can someone give their opinion on my results? I have been feeling generally unwell for 2 years, lacking in energy, balance problems, vertigo, thinning hair and weight gain. Recent blood tests revealed low Ferritin and Vitamin D and I am on medication from the Doctor. B12 was also low normal so I am taking supplements.

However, I am wondering if all of my problems are really down to my thyroid? I know my results are in range in the UK but have read that in other countries a TSH of 3 would be treated. Also I have the thyroid antibodies and family history.


T.S.H 3.17 (0.270-4.200)

T3 5.1 (3.1-6.8)

T4 13.32 (12-22)

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 329.0 (>100 =Positive)

I am not on any medication for my thyroid at the moment as the doctor says I am within range.

Thank you

1 Reply

You have answered your own question. In other countries you would be treated, in the uk you will be ignored until your tsh reaches more than 5 as you have antibodies.

There is no reason for this other than stupidity and incompetence.... Maybe if you list your symptoms and write to the doc requesting a trial of thyroid hormones, given that you have antibodies.

Worth having a read of the booklet by a toft, who is a well repected nhs endocrinologist. He says give meds early, to nip problems in the bud.

Your doc might take notice?

G x


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