I've had low energy levels, excessive sleepiness, feeling freezing most of the time, bad memory to name a few for a while now. I went to the doctors 4 years ago deciding that I had an under active thyroid but my TSH result was 1.5 so I was normal. The doctor thought perhaps I was depressed-I was by the time I came out. My symptoms have gradually got worse since then and having being an hour late picking my son up from school because I had fallen asleep after blanketing up because I was so cold, I thought perhaps it would be a good idea to go back.
So now my TSH level is 3.5, with no other testing done as this was within their normal 0.3-5.5 range. Having done a lot of research I decided to get some private tests, the results being - free t3 5.01 (3.1-6.8) free t4 15.77 (12-22) total t4 114.0 (64.5-142) B12 258 (<140defficient, 140-250 insufficient) serum folate 15.66 (10.4-42.4) CRP 2.8(<3.0) ferritin 110.2 (20-150) anti thyroidperoxidase abs 10.1(<34) anti thyroglobulin <10.000(<115)
I've included the ranges I got with my results, they do seem to differ having looked them up, I just don't know which ranges to go by. Having researched B12 as it looks like I'm just above being sufficient, it seems that it's not sufficient at all.
Both my grandmothers had and my dad has Hypothyroidism.
I'm making an appointment with my doctor to discuss my results, any advice I can go in armed with would be much appreciated,