Hello, this post is on behalf of my mum (73) who has been hypothyroid for over 20years. She has lots of issues going on : arthritis, osteoperosis, scholiosis, etc. For a year she has developed constant numbness and pins and needles from her knees down. She had an MRI scan done which seemed to indicate nerve impingement due to oesteophytes on the lumbar spine. Whilst this is the most probable cause for the numbness/pins and needles, i asked her doctor to to some blood tests to rule out any other issues. The usual battle with the GP to get T3 results. Can anyone shed any light on the following results please.
Serum FT3 - 4.5 pmol/l (3.25-6.21)
Serum FT4 - 20.4 (0-19)
Serum TSH - 0.35 (0.35-4.94)
Thyroid Peroxidase AB's 86.3 (<5.6)
Serum Vit D - 42 nmol/l
Serum B12 - 457 ng/l (187-883)
Serum Magnesium 0.79 (0.66-1.07)
My interpretation is that the thyroid results are ok, except i dont know if its normal to have the raised Peroxidase levels as I assume its normal as its probably Hashimotos.
I'm seeing her GP this afternoon to discuss the results so any quick response would be greatly appreciated!