Hi everyone. I have just been told that I have borderline hypothyroidism. My TSH is 9.8 and the Free T4 is 0.93.
In March 2014 when my legs (and lower body) started to have sporadic strange tingling/buzzing/pins and needles feelings I had a variety of bloodtests, MRIs and saw a neurologist. The blood tests showed low Vit D and I have been on supplements since then. My TSH was 4.37 and no further action was taken. MRIs did not show any nerve damage or anything touching the nerves (although I have had back problems most of my life) and the neurologist only said that I had some weakness in the my legs but no further diagnosis.
As a 'lady of a certain age', I had put other symptoms I have been having (dry skin, thinning hair, brain fog) down to the good old menopause! Could it be that, in fact, I have hypothyroidism which is causing this instead?
I have been started on a daily dose 25mcg of levothyroxine and will be tested again in 6 weeks. I also have been told to take Vit B complex (Vit B12 was low side of normal from the blood tests). I always react very badly to tablets, with even vitamin supplements upsetting my stomach sometimes if they are very strong, and I am unable to tolerate magnesium which my Dr thought I should be taking as well.
I am British but living in Spain without any health cover, so pay privately when I need treatment. My (Dutch) Dr is very sympathetic and will do any test I think necessary. In my next appointment should only TSH and Free T4 be tested, or should I ask for any other tests?