TSH levels normal

TSH levels normal

Hi All

Last week I put a message on here re not feeling well all the time. I was waiting for my thyroid function test to come back. Since then I have come down with a uti.

My results re thyroid are now in and GP says they are normal. No further action required. Just wanted people's thoughts on the levels please if possible. Blood test wasn't requested as fasting and was taken at 10am in the morning. I am a type 1 diabetic on insulin.

Many thanks

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  • Rubizzalf Is TSH all they tested? As your TSH is well within the normal range then they won't do anything regarding your thyroid. However, just testing TSH is pretty pointless as you really need to know what your levels of FT4 and FT3 are, also thyroid antibodies to get a full picture. Unfortunately, lots of labs won't do these, even when requested, if TSH is normal.

    I think the best thing you can do, if your GP can't get the other tests done, is invest £99 in a home fingerprick blood test from Blue Horizon. This will do all the thyroid tests plus all the important vitamins and minerals bluehorizonmedicals.co.uk/T...

  • Rubizzalf,

    TSH 1.36 rules out primary hypothyroidism but without FT4 result and ranges it isn't possible to conclusively rule out secondary hypothyroidism. It may be worth ordering a private blood test to check the thyroid and vitamin tests SeasideSusie recommends above.

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