Thyroid Results; low Ft4 & T4, still within range

Thyroid tests taken this week:

TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 76 nmol/L 59 - 154

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 2.80 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2

FREE THYROXINE 12.8 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0

FREE T3 5.7 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8

IMMUNOLOGY

THYROID ANTIBODIES .

Thyroglobulin Antibody 13.6 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)

Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 8.0 IU/mL 0 - 34

Test taken in 2014:

TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 69 nmol/L 59 - 154

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 2.87 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2

FREE THYROXINE 13.8 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0

FREE T3 6.0 pmol/L 3.5 - 7.7

IMMUNOLOGY

THYROID ANTIBODIES

Thyroglobulin Antibody 11.2 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)

Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 5.0 IU/mL 0 - 34

My T4 is slightly higher and FT4 is a little lower, but no significant changes. I did take the 2014 test earlier in the morning and fasting, recent test was taken a few hours after waking and not fasting.

I can't say that I feel any different than I did in 2014. I've gained a significant amount of weight since then, about 50 lbs. I'm still very symptomatic; brain fog, very poor memory, weak muscles, cannot exercise without becoming chronically fatigued, excessive sleep, thinning hair, poor libido, very poor dental health, frequent urination, neurological symptoms mimicking the aftereffects of a stroke, premature aging, dark circles under eyes.

I do not know if this is secondary hypo or not, since I react badly to most thyroid medication and supplementation. I also have confirmed adrenal fatigue. I suspect poor HPA axis function but there's no common treatment for this and I wouldn't know how to go about addressing it, concluding from most of my research that 'sleep' is the only cure. If only that was true.

Opinions appreciated. I doubt I could walk into a GP or Endo's office without being either dismissed, laughed at or prescribed anti-anxiety medication.

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  • Hi Mikee5

    Are you taking any thyroid medication currently? Only observations like you have already stated are the FT4 which is too low in my opinion, TSH could improve, FT3 looks pretty good however i did just notice that the reference range has changed between the 2 results. Sorry this is no help whatsoever though as you know all this already. Im sorry you are not feeling any better and are looking for answers. Im hoping someone wiser will be along to help you.

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