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Just a question

Went to the doc with a cold and laryangitis he palpated my throat and was able to feel my thyroid gland easliy apparently this should not be the case from what he tells me but my thyroid test results have always been normal just waiting on these results to come back can anyone tell me if they have had the same experience and what the outcome normally is have also been diagonised with fibromylagia conective tissue disease and AF so am a little concerned

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There's no such thing as 'normal' where thyroid is concerned. What your doctor means when he says 'normal', is 'in-range'. But that's not the same as optimal. It's where in the range that the numbers fall that count. If your TSH is at the top of the range - the top of the range is usually much too high - and your FT4 and FT3 are at the bottom, then you are more than likely hypo.

When you get your test, do ask for a print-out. It is your legal right to have one, under the 1998 Data Protection Act. Post them on here, with the ranges, and let us have a look. :)


Fibro and AF are often linked to LOW T3. Your Thyroid can be functioning and producing T4 - a storage hormone that does so little - but then does not convert into the ACTIVE thyroid hormone T3.

Your muscles need good levels of T3 and your heart is also a muscle. How are your levels of Ferritin - B12 - Folate - VitD ? All need to be OPTIMAL for your body to work well.

Private Testing is available through Thyroid UK - but wait and see what your GP has requested. Probably just the TSH - sigh :-(

I am not a medic - you can click onto my name above and read of my journey to wellness - which did at one time include fibro and a host of other issues.


Have been and had ultrasound on thyroid and multiple small nodes seen as well as a larger one just waiting to find out what this means have had a tsh test done about a month ago and came back within normal limits dunno what to think well trying not to freek out untill see gp when he gets report back from radiologist


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