Just got blood tests to take on my pilgrimage to the Endo. Had a hilarious visit to the doctor - I explained my extensive symptoms and plan to see the Endo, she cited my previous blood test (it being "normal"...) as the reason to categorically state that there was nothing wrong with me. I refused to go away so she grudgingly prescribed me a blood test that includes T3! Joy.
This blood test is "normal" too.
Free T3 4.6 (2.60-5.70)
Free T4 13.7 (9.00-19.00)
Plasma sodium 146 (135-145)
Plasma potassium 3.8 (3.50-5.00)
Serum iron 21 (11-30)
Ferritin 63 (10-200)
Ferritin has gone up, yay!
I guess the funny sodium/potassium balance is down to my body storing salt to maintain all that very fetching water retention (myxedema). Because I really don't eat much salt, I've checked.
Also the mean corpuscular MCHC is slightly low at 306 (315-345). Wonder why?
Anyways, what with my lethargy low temperature reynauds thick skin joint pain TMJ poor digestion dry skin ear infections puffiness inability to lose weight etc etc etc etc etc I am sure the doctor is dead right when she says there's "nothing wrong with me" because duh, my blood test is normal. I am not allowed to be ill because I am normal, dang it!