My wife's history of Thyroid Test Results show her TSH levels in 2007 as 1.3, 2008 1.3, 2009 1.3 and early 2010 as 1.5 the range being 0.35 - 5.0. During this time her T4 hovered around 17 and the range being 9 - 21. She was well and displayed no signs or symptoms of thyroid disorder. However from late 2010 her TSH started to decrease from 0.9 to 0.7 in Feb 2014 and her T4 decreased to around14. In 2010 after a particularly stressful period at work she took early retirement. In early 2011 her father died. In late 2011 she started to complain of anxiety, dizziness, palpitations and tremor. Her TSH and T4 were not tested until March 2012 and were at that time 0.7 and 13.6 respectively. Of course as they were within range the GP concluded the result as normal. Her condition and symptoms continued to deteriorate until Oct 2014 when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease (now being disputed). The diagnosing psychiatrist referred to a thyroid test from Feb 2014, some 8 months previously (TSH 0.82 and T4 13 respectively) and concluded again as being within range and normal and therefore eliminated thyroid disorder. In May 2015 after suffering from a frightening episode of delirium she was admitted to our local cornorary care unit with Atrial Fibrillation and thyrotoxicosis later diagnosed as Graves Disease. I am now of the opinion that her thyroid disorder was missed and I am now challenging the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. Does any member have any knowledge as who would or should have exploroed the possibility of thyroid disorder and to what extent should they go. I managed to obtain her medical history and I believe her optimum levels are 1.3 and 17 and had some medical professional took the time they would have seen that for themself and perhaps taken a different approach to my wife's health and well being
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