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Do you think I have a Thyroid issue?


Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie to the forum but wondered if anyone could help me as this problem is driving me nuts!! I've put my History in bullet points so it isn't such a boring read : )

* Suffered with Seasonal Affective Disorder at 17 years of age.

* Started Periods at the age of 16 (always had PMT symptoms)

* Miscarrage at 28

* Cesarean section to a Healthy Baby Girl at the age of 30

* Had Fibrocystic Breast lump removed at the age of 32

* Normal Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy (had postnatal depression with both births) at the age of 33.

* At the age of 56 diagnosed with Uterus Fibroids

* At the age of 58 Diagnosed with Estrogen and HER2 Positive stage lll Breast Cancer

The reason I have supplied some of my Hormone related History is because to me it is important to see whats been going on through the years Hormonal wise!

I visited my Doctor twice last year (2016) but now my symptoms seem to be getting worse. I've checked the Symptom list here on this link and I have a majority of the symptoms such as Anxiety, Fatigue, Insomnia, Brain Fog, Weepyness, Depression, Dry swollen throat, Sinus problems, Headaches, Panic attacks, Joint Pain and it doesn't matter how much I eat I Can't put any weight on. (I'm so exhausted : ( )

(I'm 5ft4" and weigh 7st 12) the list goes on. Back in April 2016 I gave the list to my Doctor and asked if I could have a Thyroid test, she only did the main TSH which came back as Serum TSH level (XaELV) = 1.09 mU/L [0.35 - 4.94] In July 2016 I asked for the T3 and T4 test ... that came back as Serum Free triiodothyronine level 3.5 pmol/L Serum free T4 level = 15 pmol/L [9.0 - 20.0] Serum TSH level = 0.94 mU/L [0.35 - 4.94] and the last one is TPO Antibodies = 6.3 IU/ml [<50.0] When I told my Doctor once again about my symptoms ... she said if your results hadn't have come back within range I would have said you have a thyroid issue, and then suggested I take Sertraline, (anti-depressant) to which I firmly said No Thank You! Can anyone please give me any insight to my symptoms ... also if my result range is Normal or low? Many Thanks : ) xx

5 Replies

Welcome to the forum, Davina2728.

Do you have the lab ref range for FT3 3.5 and do you have any results for ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate?

Davina2728 in reply to Clutter

Hi Clutter, Thank you for the reply : ) No she didn't ask for those tests to be done! I saw my oncologist a few days ago because my feet get quite painful as they tingle all the time so she had my bloods checked for folate, B12 etc I had a call to say they were fine, and there sending my results to me. (I started to take B12 and vitamin D about 8 months ago as I thought these might help) At the moment I need some guidance as I don't really know a lot about the thyroid gland, I did see a small piece referring to Estrogen having a negative impact on the Thyroid gland? Oh I forgot to mention I take Arimidex for the excess Estrogen.

Once again Clutter many thanks for your help.

Hi Clutter, sorry the reference range for the FT3 = 3.5 is (2.4 - 5.7) Thank you : )

Clutter in reply to Davina2728


Oestrogen dominance can cause adverse thyroid results but your TSH, FT4 and FT3 are euthyroid (normal) so I very much doubt your symptoms are anything to do with thyroid.

Post the B12 and folate results when you get them. Low B12 can cause tingling.

Davina2728 in reply to Clutter

Will do Clutter, thanks for all your help : )

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