Hi all. I'm new to posting but have reading for a couple of months. Great source of info and most of all great comfort to know I'm not going mad or am a hypochondriac despite normal range blood results!
I won't list symptoms as they are all too common with everybody else's but I wondered if anybody out there could give me some advice as to what to do next. I've been to my GP who wants me to go back on HRT but I've taken it before with no benefit. I've also been on antidepressants which didn't help either. In any case I took them against my better judgement. I am active outdoors and eat pretty well but feel like I'm running on very low batteries which is affecting my marriage which makes me sad as we've only been married 3 years. I'm 56 and post menopausal. My long list of results taken in the last few weeks, mostly from Medichecks and which cost a fortune, are as follows.
TSH 1.57 miu/l. (0.27 - 4.2)
FreeT4 14.8pmol/l (12-22)
Total t4 86.5nmol/l (59-154)
FreeT3 4.67pmol/l (3.10-6.8)
Thyroglobulin 32iu/ml (0-115)
Thyroid peroxidase 12.5 (0-34)
Oestradiol 18.4 Pmol/l post meno less than 183
Testosterone 0.436nmol/l (0-1.8)
Dhea 2.030umol/l. (0.26-11)
Saliva cortisol (nmol/l) waking 8.57
Midday 3.25 afternoon 2.67 before bed less than 1.5
Serum ferritin 55ug/l (13-300)
B12 596ng/l 197-771)
I've been tested for coeliac which is negative and gut bacterial overgrowth which is also negative.
Routinely low morning body temperature.
Sorry for the long list but I am trying to cover everything in a desperate attempt to feel better and more like my old self- not a 2 stone overweight grump who has trouble getting out of bed in the morning with aches and pains and just wrecked. All my results seem within normal range so what's wrong with me??
Any advice or help on what to do next would be really appreciated.
Ps. I've just read a book called" feeling fat, fuzzy and frazzled" it's a really interesting read.
Many thanks for your patience in reading this!