Please advise

These are my recent thyroid function test results (I am currently taking 75 micro grams of Levothyroxine):

Serum TSH level 1.39 mu/L [0.27 - 4.2]

Serum free T4 level 17.6 pmol/L [11.0 - 22.0]

They came back as normal but are they ok to those with a knowledge eye?

I also had a full blood count done too as I've been anaemic in the past. One of the values was low:

Mean cell haemoglobin level 26.4 pg [27.0 - 32.0]- Below low reference limit

I am a bit worried as having been feeling spaced out and tired recently which isn't good as I have exams to sit in a few weeks! Can anyone offer their opinion on these results please?

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Hi, Bigbex. Your TSH and T4 look OK. But what is really needed is your Free T3 results and ranges. That's the crucial number. You might need a small increase, however, it's impossible to say without T3. If your GP won't test, you can get a private one done at Medichecks or Blue Horizon. Details on this site. As far as your iron levels are concerned, this may account for you feeling spaced-out. (Or it may not). Have you been given a protocol for getting your levels up?

Thanks for replying Steviecat. No, the test results stated satisfactory- no further action. I think as all the other components tested were within reference ranges? I also get extremely heavy periods which I don't think help much with my iron levels.

Thanks for the info on the free T3 tests. I will look into those. I'm still trying to get my head around the thyroid issue. I have Hashimotos and luckily I knew the symptoms to look out for as it runs on my paternal side of the family. So it was caught while still borderline.

Me, too with Hashimoto's. Yep, get the Free T3 number - it really is the one to go by. And you should do something about your iron. Best. S.

Thanks for the advice. I will look into starting the ferrous sulphate again :)

How do you feel? If symptomatic you may need a bit more levo as your t4 is only just over halfway through the range. If you get your iron in order (and ideally folate, b12 and d as well) you may find you feel a bit better.

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