I posted a couple of weeks ago regarding my very unhelpful GP and my long list of symptoms. The NHS blood test I had done at the time (after lunch) showed:
TSH = 5.9mu/L range 0.35-5
Free T4 = 12.8pmol/L range 9-24
The doctor wasn't willing to listen to my symptoms or pursue this further so as per all of your recommendations I paid for a Blue Horizon thyroid 11 test (which was done first thing) and results have come back as:
CRP 2.40 (<5.0 mg/L)
Ferritin 80.6 (20 - 150 ug/L)
TSH H 8.48 (0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L)
T4 Total 101.1 (64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L)
Free T4 12.49 (12 - 22 pmol/L)
Free T3 6.02 (3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H 181.6 (<34 kIU/L)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 87.2 (<115 kU/L)
Vitamin D (25 OH) L 36 (Deficient <25 nmol/L, Insufficient 25 - 50)
Vitamin B12 365 (Deficient <140 pmol/L, Insufficient 140 - 250)
Serum Folate 16.38 (8.83 - 60.8 nmol/L)
I found the doctor's notes a little unclear as they refer to someone on medication and I am not. My usual GP doesn't think I have a thyroid problem. From everything I have read I think I have the symptoms of Hashimoto's and think this confirms it?
Any advice on what this means or where to go from here would be gratefully received. I have changed GP's so now need to make sure I understand this all so I can prepare to fight my case with a new doctor!
I have already looked into changing my diet and spent all weekend reading about the autoimmune paleo protocol. I have been strictly gluten-free for 2 years so happy to do whatever it takes to feel well.