For years my other half has displayed numerous symptoms of an under active thyroid which has culminated in her getting chest infections every other month for the past 2 years and being unable to be active 50% of the time which is really upsetting for her.
She's been tested by the NHS and they constantly tell her she either:
a) Has asthma
b) Is borderline on her thyroid results and its nothing to worry about.
Were pretty sick of getting fobbed off and told there is nothing wrong when there clearly is so I got her to go and get some blood tests done privately so we could understand what 'borderline' actually means.
These are her results:
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 99 nmol/L 59 - 154
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE * 6.84 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE 13.3 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
FREE T3 4.4 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
Thyroglobulin Antibody 16.5 IU/mL 0-115
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 12.9 IU/mL 0 - 34
Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular
It seems to me that her TSH reading is (according to anyone other than the NHS) far too high and a good indicator of a problem.
Can someone please confirm this and give us any advice on whether any of the other readings are bad and what we she should be thinking about taking to sort them out? Was thinking thyroxine but not sure about quantity etc.
Any help is greatly appreciated!