My first post here, although I have been reading and learning for some time. My husband has been feeling unwell for several years. Severe fatigue has been the main symptom, along with bad headaches. 18 months ago he started to suffer from tingling in his hands, plus numbness. In time this progressed on to his feet and up his legs and he now has some pain in his heels when walking.
After a change of GP they discovered IGM paraprotein (at a low level) and also 'anti mag' although no nerve damage/neuropathy. We have long wondered about thyroid issues as there is a strong history in his family of hypothyroidism (3 generations back) and so some relevant bloods have been taken, but it has been the usual story 'TSH is normal so no problem". The results are as follows:
Serum TSH level1.78 mu/L0.27 - 4.2mu/L
Thyroid peroxidase 81 IU/ml range 0 - 34
Free T3 3.9 pmol/l Range 4.0 - 6.8
Rheumatoid factor 21.8 IU/ml range 0 - 14
Vitamin B12 326 pg/ml range 197 - 771
We are wondering about going privately and having the full range of bloods done - what would you do? The TPO and free T3 suggest to us there may be an issue but according to the neurologist we saw today (for the tingling hands and feet) he is "not hypothyroid". Is he right? Feeling confused...