Help on blood results please

Help on blood results please

Hi

I've just had my blood tests results from BH and they have said that my TSH is high & I should retest in 3 months.

I had my TSH done back in March by my doc & this came back as slightly high but within their stated range, so doc said everything was normal.

Would anybody be able to tell me if I should be insisting on medication from my doc or whether these results are ok.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

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  • IPD22,

    You should ask your GP to retest you. If TSH is over range he can make a diagnosis and commence treatment. Arrange the blood draw early in the morning when TSH is highest and fast (water only) as TSH drops after eating and drinking.

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/diagno...

    Thyroid antibodies are negative for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's).

    B12 is low. PA Society recommend 1,000 is optimal. Supplement 5,000mcg methylcobalamin for a couple of months and then reduce to 1,000mcg. Take a B Complex vitamin too.

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • Thanks for the response. GP is less than helpful which is why I paid for my own tests, unfortunately unlikely she would test me again. She only allowed the one in March because 'she wanted to prove me wrong!'

  • Ipd222,

    You should show your GP the BH results and request retesting as BH recommended. If your GP won't test ask another GP at your practice or change practice.

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