I posted last week and received some advice - Thank you. I had a thyroid lobectomy (one half) over 10 years ago following a benign lump. I haven't been on medication since this operation and the only follow up I receive is yearly blood tests. I am female aged 34
I have been feeling rather unwell lately and it is having an impact on my daily life. My last result (March 2016) was T4 7.5 and TSH 2.31 I have had my Thyroid peroxidase antibody checked and this was <10 with no further action.
A couple of years ago (July 2013) when checked my B12 and folate they were high and Ferritin was normal.
I have issues with my ovarian function and my serum FSH level is 10 within a range 2.00 - 8.00 (July 2015), however, the previous result was normal after a blood test following a holiday in Sept 2014?
I have been to see my GP this morning with Thyroid UK's signs and symptoms checklist. She advised as my TSH was 'normal' medication wouldn't be given. Can I ask, and forgive my understanding, the TSH result would become redundant anyhow if a dose of T4 was given to improve this output?
I am going to be having further blood tests before she decides on the next course of action (hopefully a referral to an endocrinologist), this includes B12/ Folate, FBC, Iron, FSH/LH - I need to have this blood test while on my period to give a true hormonal reading.
My GP has given me a prescription for 10mg of Citalopram as she says I have anxiety issues and this will help me to deal with my daily symptoms. She believes my symptoms are perimenopausal due to my ovarian function and heightened anxiety. I can't help but feel like I one begets the other, I'm in a vicious circle, etc etc.
Any advice would be much appreciated