Evening All - my first post but I've been reading around the forum for a few weeks now. I am equally depressed by the endless horror stories and lack of care, but also cheered up by the camaraderie and help provided to others on here. My situation seems very common - I've had two sets of blood tests done, first my own by Blue Horizon and the second by my GP. The GPs view is that I'm in normal range, despite my range of horrible hypo / sometimes slightly hyper symptoms. I was aghast to be refused thyroid medication point blank, but very casually offered anti-depressants. I declined!! I have asked to be referred to an endo but am having to do this privately.
As per the excellent advice from others on here, I've been reading up madly and have learned a lot from Elle Russ' Paleo Thyroid Solution, Izabella Wentz's Root Cause of Hashimoto's and Amy Myers' Autoimmune Solution. I'm on an elimination diet, organic body care products, yoga / walking / managing stress, recommended supplements (D3, Magnesium, Selenium) etc. But while I'm fixing the root cause (in theory) I'd really like some thyroid meds to stop feeling like I'm dying!!! Is that really so outrageous.
I'm seeing my Endo in Derby tomorrow and will report back...here are my results for reference. Does a pituitary issue look a possibility? I have neuropathy every morning and often wake in the night with a hard, elevated heart rate (adrenalin feeling). On waking, I feel like I'm dying and have been awake all night. I've lost all interest in friends, socialising, hobbies, ambitions because I have zero left in the tank after busting out my job.
CRP 1.10 (<5.0) mg/L
Ferritin H 190.4 (20 - 150) ug/L
TSH 0.91 (0.27 - 4.20) IU/L
T4 Total 74.3 (64.5 - 142.0) nmol/L
Free T4 12.23 (12 - 22) pmol/L
Free T3 3.54 (3.1 - 6.8) pmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H 131.2 (<34) kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 19.3 (<115) kU/L
Vitamin D (25 OH) 80 (Deficient <25, Insufficient 25 - 50, Consider reducing dose >175
Vitamin B12 414 (Deficient <140, Insufficient 140 - 250, Consider reducing dose >725)
Serum Folate H 45.40 (10.4 - 42.4) nmol/L
Thanks for reading!