I am new to this site so please be patient with me! I have had very low iron high, high cholesterol, brain fog, exhausted all the time. At the time I have put the tiredness down to having a stressful full time job, 3 kids and very short menstrual cycles (21 days). The doctor recently tested me for thyroid and I have come back with the below results:
Thyroid function test (X77Wg)
Serum TSH level (XaELV) -7.51 mIU/L [0.34 - 5.6]
Serum free T4 level (XaERr)11.50 pmol/L [7.5 - 21.1]
I was told that I have borderline underactive thyroid and am going for another blood test on Thursday.
The toughest thing is the brain fog and exhaustion. I have good days and bad days but its not easy. I am not on any medication as the moment and to be honest I have always been adverse to taking medication.
So my questions are:
What do my blood test results me?
Can I hold off taking medication?
Are there any alternatives I can consider?
Does the brain fog get any better?
If I take medication, will I have to pay for this as I work F/T?
Should I tell my work that I have this or not? I'm worried about how my manager will view me?
Sorry for all the questions, but I am worried and confused by all of this.
Thank you so much