The other day I posted asking about autoimmune thyroiditis and have since had some test results back also an ultrasound scan result. I have a family history of Grave's disease (grandmother and great-grandmother on my father's side).
The test results are: (range in square brackets)
CRP: 0.9 [5.0]
Ferritin 175.3 [20-150] HIGH
TSH 0.90 [0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L]
T4 Total 89.6 [64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L]
Free T4 [17.17 12 - 22 pmol/L]
Free T3 5.25 [3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L]
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 12.5 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 21.0 <115 kU/L
Vitamin B12 436 [Deficient <140 pmol/L
Insufficient 140 - 250
Consider reducing dose >725]
Serum Folate 28.91 [8.83 - 60.8 nmol/L]
So the only thing that's high is my ferritin. I don't take iron supplements or have an iron rich diet so I'm not sure what all this is about.
I have a visible and uncomfortable goitre and was referred for an ultrasound. The scan report said the following....
Results for Examination US Guided aspiration thyroid:
The thyroid gland is diffusely enlarged with coarse echotexture. There is only one incidental 4mm colloid nodule in the left lobe. No additional thyroid nodules. No pathological or enlarged nodes.
The appearance suggests a diffuse thyroiditis. FNA not performed.
So I'm completely stuck as to what to do next. The endo and GP don't seem concerned despite my clear and ongoing symptoms. This is just utterly miserable and I want to get something done so that I can start to feel a little more human. Please can anybody offer advice / assistance?
Thanks in advance!