Hi - I'm new!
I've been diagnosed with cfs/me for the last 4 years. Have had thyroid problems ruled out along the years. However my cholesterol has significantly raised over the last year or so and I've read that this can be an indicator of thyroid problems.
My last lot of blood tests results showed as:
TSH 1.31 (0.4 - 4.0)
T4 14.8 (12-22)
I also have a goitre on the right half of my thyroid that came up about 18 mths ago (has been scanned and is nothing scary so nfa unless it gets huge then it'll be removed). Could this be having an impact on the thyroid?
Should I ask for an antibodies test? Or anything else.
I've been permanently freezing since I was a child (now mid 40's) and this has got worse since the cfs). Think lots of layers, blue fingers and only being able to warm up once submerged in a boiling bath! Brain fog, pain in joints /muscles also prevalent. There has been some weight loss but that's mainly due to lack of appetite and perhaps a conscious effort to eat more healthily since I'm now not so active.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Thyroid problems despite initial results being within range?