Hello everyone, as you may recall from my previous posts I have lots of hypothyroidism symptoms and I have 2 autoimmune illnesses (Crohn's and Lupus). I had my TSH, T3 and T4 done today in preparation for seeing the endocrinologist next week - the results from this morning's tests were in and apparently normal - but what is strange is I have discovered prior to these hypothyroid symptoms starting and when I felt really well my bloods actually showed I was suffering from hyperthyroidism.
Normal reference ranges for bloods - TSH (0.35 to 4.5) and Free T4 = 11-24
04/2014 - when v. well - no symptoms
TSH = 0.253 (low)
Free T4 = 22.3
06/2014 - when v.well - no symptoms
TSH = 0.284 (low)
Free T4 = 16.8 (significant drop?)
Then I had the chicken pox - was v.ill and later my hypothyroid symptoms started
07/2014 - getting hypothyroid symptoms
TSH = 0.554
( Only TSH done)
Today's results - lots of hypothyroid symptoms & swelling under neck developed
TSH = 0.886
(Free T4 and T3 to follow - I couldn't get a printout until released by the lab but apparently they were within normal range).
I am also anaemic (average 100 [120-160 normal] - my ferritin is in the low normal range but I cannot tolerate oral iron due to Crohn's) and all my bloods show that my CRP and ESR are up - I.e. indicative of inflammation.
Do you think it is significant that my TSH was slightly hyperthyroid when I felt well and that my TSH is now 4 times higher and that my T4 dropped quite significantly and I feel pretty rubbish and I can't lose weight and have this swelling in my neck and a list of symptoms as long as my arm.
Based on these blood results and symptoms do you think an endocrinologist would trial something to combat my hypothyroid symptoms. What treatment would you want to be prescribed if you were me? What do you think and what do I need the endocrinologist to look at?
Should I also get my adrenals checked as been on maintenance steroids for years? Again what should I be asking and pushing for?
I can't wait for your much appreciated input - I just want a doctor to take me seriously and listen to how I am.
Thank you so much in advance,