Hi everyone, thanks for being such a fantastic support, I have learnt so much from you all over the last 3 years.
At last I have my blood results back from Blue Horizon and I was wondering what others now think my next move should be? Prior to having this test done I cut out all vitamins and minerals for 3 months or more to see exactly what is going on.
I have so many hypo symptoms, I'll list them under the results to see what you think.
My doctor is desperate to help but limited by the regulations at my surgery of the 'normal' range!
This has been reduced in the last few months, so normal range is under 4.2 rather than 5.2 so this may be helpful to me!
TSH - 4.39 (0.27-4.20)......... High
T4 Total - 100 (64.5-142 nmol/L)
Free T4 - 14.86 (12-22) pmol/L
Free T3 - 4.51 (3.16.8 pmol/L)
Reverse T3 - 23 (10-24 ug/L)
Reverse T3 Ratio - 19.61 (>20) ......... Low
Anti-Throid Peroxidase abs - 10.5 (<34 kIU/L)
Anti Thyroglobulin Abs - 86.2 (<115 kU/L)
Vitamin D 86
Bitamin B12 573
Serum Folate - 28.07 (10.4-42.4)
Ferritin - 33.2 (20-150) ........... Low in range?
As you can see the TSH is now above the 'normal' range, the Reverse T3 Ratio is only just under but the Ferritin is low in the 'normal' range.
dry cracked skin
ridged and poor nails
1/3rd of outer eyebrows disappearing over the 3 years
tongue very crimped edges all the time
glands 'feel' enlarged but ultrasound shows normal
legs ache and ache
Feet hurt even just when sitting - heels very painful as though I have jumped and landed from a height onto my heels.
Hair very early greying, large clumps now very white leading up to 2" circle of baldness in two areas now at back of head,
Puffy face especially along jawline, and fast growing a saggy chin/chubby face over just 1 year,
Fast hear rate even though doctors 24hr heart monitor shows it as 'normal'
High pulse and blood pressure even first thing in morning after waking.
Now diagnosed with OsteoArthritis of knees so puffy knees and painful/creaking joints.
If anyone can shed some light on their verdict I would be so grateful.
After all my reading and investigations on this forum and elsewhere I am convinced that I have hypothyroidism, but would like others to see what they think.
Endo met me and signed me off immediately, Ultrasoundologist said on the day that thyroid was slightly enlarged, but on report sent to doctor said it was 'normal!'.
I am soooo frustrated with this whole saga now.
Look forward to hearing what some of you think.
Many thanks in advance for taking the time to look through it all for me.