Keeley1970 Sorry about this but I'm going to use your results as an example of the kind of thing that happens to thyroid patients for Jeromexx who is a journalist wanting to know more about thyroid problems.
Jeromexx, the results provided by Keeley1970 above, and the response she has had, is typical of the lack of care we get from the NHS.
Her TSH is in range. So she is told that her results are fine.
But her Free T4 is below the reference range and so is her Free T3.
One of the types of antibodies is positive, and yet I would guess the doctor has dismissed this information as irrelevant. Doctors give no advice on how to reduce antibodies because they really believe they cause no symptoms and no harm. But thyroid antibodies destroy the thyroid. Doctors just sit on their arses and wait for it to be destroyed before they think it matters. And destruction can take many years.
The high ferritin (iron stores) is almost certainly indicative of inflammation somewhere in the body. A good doctor would pay attention to this and check for other conditions - at the very least a symptom check. It might give clues to where the inflammation is.
Keeley1970, I think you need to find a new GP. The one you have and the endo you've been referred to are useless and callous.
Write an email (not a private message) to Louise Roberts (who works for Thyroid UK) and ask her to send you the list of good doctors and endos. Some of them are private and some are NHS. If any of them are close to you, you could ask a new GP to send you for a second opinion about your results. It would have to be at a different hospital to the endo you've just seen though. Whatever rules your endo was following will be the same rules for all of the endos at the hospital.
To contact Louise her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org