Hi all just a quick question. Is it possible to get a diagnosis of hypothyroid based just on hypo symptoms and poor T4 to T3 conversion? I have many hypothyroid symptoms, both mum and sister are hypo and have a history of hyperparathyroidism. The most recent bloods I had for thyroid all show in range-the only thing that shows at the lower end of the range is T3- MyT4 is right at the top of the range. I believe I have been misdiagnosed with M.E. I have the following questions.
1.Is it possible to be diagnosed hypothyroid with a normal even optimal TSH, and T4 , T3 “in range” based on symptoms alone?
2.Could I ask for a trial of medication?
3. Would you self medicate with these results even if the doc refuses to accept them?
4. .If yes to self medicating , Would you try NDT? Or just T3 on it’s own?
Any advice, words of wisdom, or how to broach this with my GP (appointment Monday) would be gratefully received.
Latest blood result below: waiting for 24 urine thyroid to come back.
TSH 1.06 REf range: 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total 130.8 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 21.58 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 4.25 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L