I am waiting to re test my thyroid as I have been feeling ill daily with anxiety, fatigue, feeling ill with fatigue and weakness after any exercise or even housework, feeling weak in my legs, brain fog, the floor feeling like a trampoline and now feeling very low. After 9 months of tiredness and 3 months of all the other symptoms I feel awful.
I had an NHS test in December, wrong time of day, Prior to that i had a test in the summer and my TSH was 5.35 (0.35-5.50) and T4 11 (7-17). My GP agreed to re test in 6 months but of course I was ill at home so the test was done by my GP later in the day.
I went private and did the finger prick test with Blue Horizon on January 18th this year. My TSH was 6.54 (0.27-4.20) and FT4 was 14.2 (12-22). Their doctor commented saying I could be subclinical or other factors could be raising the TSH, and to re test in 3 months or sooner if symptoms develop.
I have symptoms daily and have for 3 months and I am struggling. How soon is too soon to re test? I don't want to waste my money as the tests are expensive. My GP has agreed to test me at the end of March but right now i am so ill with fatigue and as a result anxious so I find appointments cause me horrible panic attacks, it is something I will work on when I feel better but for now I dont want to put myself through any more anxiety so my GP does blood at my house, I feel a burden but I am where I am. Which means he takes the blood late in the day so it's no use. Are the Blue Horizon finger prick tests reliable enough?
It's only been a month so I doubt it's ok to re test just yet.