Results and symptoms

I had my test for my thyroid again and it came back ok.

I told my gp of fatigue, irritability, chest pain, breathlessness just general unwell.

Ive read that having hypothyroidism can effect certain organs in your body.

Why is it that the doctors assume just because your results show ok that the rest of your insides affected are ok.

I said to my gp about this and she said....well your results are ok at this time so your chronic indigestion (which i suffer bad from) is not from your thyroid...however ive read that hypothyroidism affects your gi tract. Why dont they check all this out for you?????

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  • Hi Flojo,

    What doctor's say is OK means they like the results, usually the TSH test falls within what they call 'normal'. Even so, you may be feeling really unwell. Could you post the results of all the tests you had done, with the ranges (the number in brackets) i.e. TSH 4.2 (024 - 4.2), so that you can be given some decent advice.

  • What other tests has your GP done for you in the last 6-12 months?

    Have they done:

    - a full blood count

    - your vitamin B12 levels

    - your ferritin levels

    - your folate levels

    - your vitamin D levels?

    As if you have stomach acid problems it is very likely you aren't absorbing nutrients from food and this means any thyroid hormones you are taking won't work properly even if you are adequately medicated.

    So if you have had these tests then I suggest you get a copy of the test results and post them on here in a new thread with the test results and ranges.

    Doctors say stuff like your iron is "fine" or "normal" when in fact your ferritin level is at the bottom of the range so it isn't surprising that you are breathless, tired and lack energy.

    Always always get your test results with ranges as NHS doctors especially GPs often miss things that posters on here can clearly see if you can't see them yourself.

  • Thankyou

    I request a copy right now.

  • its utterly vital that you get tested fir

    thyroid antibodies

    TSH

    free t4

    freet3

    ferritin

    folate

    b12

    vit d3

    without all of those no one can tell whats going on

    given your symptoms i suspect either

    helicobactor infection

    hypothyroid

    low stomach acid

    low b12 / pernicous aneamia

  • Im hypothyroid... Im on 125mu now for it.

    My gps don't seem interested in doing those tests...

  • Your GPs need to understand that hypothyroid simply cannot be treated solely using TSH

    Unless they test

    free t4

    free t3

    ferritin

    folate

    b12

    vit d3 theres no way anyone can find out if you are correctly treated or if your vitamin levels are correct and allow the body to actually utilise the levothyroxine

    You need to start to understand hypothyroid yourself and always get actual results and then you will discover why your not well

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