I have just joined this forum, I have had my Tsh and T4 tested 6 monthly for the past 2 years due in the main to my rising weight and lack of energy. My dr showed me the slow change on the computer but I cant recall exact figures, however my tsh is 3.27 and free t4 is 9.4, my free t4 was 14 two yrs ago. My doctor tewted 9am cortisol ? Why about a year ago "as i was borderline" but "result was ok". No other thyroid related tests have ever been done. my symptoms are achy joints, tiredness AND insomnia which is weird, weight gain,no interest or motivation, forgetfulnes ie short term memory, I will tell my husband something and repeat it again a short while later, flaky and ridged nails, psoriasis of my scalp and elbows but have had this many years and very mild, flutters in my chest occasionally, pains in my ankles, pain in the backs of my knees and I have a lump in the back of each knee which is achy and tender to touch, I also find I am exhaling through my mouth when exerting myself ie raking out chicken run etc, not usually unfit feeling. I am stiff, loss of bendyness and hurts in back of knees to squat, for example to look in cupboard at floor level, normal bp 129/59, resting pulse 56. Weight gain 2stone in past 3 yrs one st of it in past year despite joining weight loss groups and actively trying to lose weight, I work in an office and always have. Now 12.5 stone and 5ft 3in. Am 53 have had menopause, being investigated for polyp s for post menopausal bleed otherwise no medical issues. Carpal tunnel release 5 yrs ago. I feel old and dont want to, my saughters wedding in September and wish to look and feel good. Do I hqve a problem - what should I expect from my dr when I go to discuss these results?
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