I'm new here, so first up, big thanks for this forum, which I've been reading on and off for some time now.
I hope someone here can help, I'm at my wit's end after 3 years of hypo-like symptoms but no diagnosis. A friend who is a member here suggested I should post some of my test results for feedback.
I wanted to post some backstory and more about my symptoms, but as I'm currently beyond exhausted and bordering on a crash (I think folks call them flare ups?) I will trim down to the bare essentials for now.
Suffice to say I can tick numerous boxes on the Thyroid UK hypo checklist, predominantly I suffer ongoing fatigue with brain fog, weakness, bowel issues, palpitations and insomnia. And so much more.
This all started 3 years ago, after surviving massive pulmonary embolism. It means I've been able to get a lot of blood tests, but the docs can't find any reason for the ongoing problems. They are about ready to say it's CFS/ME... but I'm hoping to have something treatable.
Several women on my mum's side of the family are hypo but oddly all took years of symptoms to get diagnosed.
So, blood results (and lab ranges) from Jan/Feb 2016, wow, it's been a while!
TSH 1.54 (0.2-4.5)
Free T4 13.1 (9-24)
Free T3 3.8 (2.5-5.7)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 11 (under 70)
B12 464 (supplemented, sorry I don't have any from before)
Folate 20 (also supplemented, I had high homocysteine prior)
Vit D (July '16) 16 (now supplemented, got to 105 now 85)
If there are any others that would be helpful let me know, I've likely had them!
Dabigatran 150mg twice daily (lifer on anticoagulants due to severity of PE)
Vitamin D 800ui daily (was 3000ui first 3 months)
di-Magnesium Malate 180mcg daily
B vit complex daily (includes 1200mcg methyl folate and 500mcg methylcobalamin - full dose is actually double, but this stuff is costly and more doesn't seem to make a difference)
I just want to get better. My life is nothing like it used to be. Work, rest, work, rest, pay the price for trying to do anything more. I'm so fed up. Could I be hypothyroid based on those figures?