Fed up of being exhausted! Please help me understand my results

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Thyroid FunctionTHYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 1.26 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20

FREE THYROXINE *11.55 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00

TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 94.4 nmol/L 59.00 - 154.00

FREE T3 3.88 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80

Thyroid AntibodiesTHYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 19.730 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00

THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 22.13 IU/mL 0.00 - 34.00

I am convinced that I am hypothyroid but the Doc just tests my TSH and says I'm fine.

I recently paid for the above tests and must admit I find the results most confusing!

I have all the symptoms of Hypo and feel if I don't sort it out soon I will sleep my life away.

Thanks in advance

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  • Trog - it's very likely that your GP is considering only Primary Hypothyroidism where TSH is raised alongside low FT4 and FT3 and where the problem is with the thyroid.

    For low TSH with low FT4 and FT3, look into Secondary Hypothyroidism where the problem is not with the thyroid but with the pituitary, or even Tertiary Hypothyroidism where the problem is with the hypothalamus - one article drsaulmarcus.com/thyroid/5h...

    It's unlikely that your GP will know of these, maybe ask for a referral to a knowledgeable endocrinologist who specialises in the thyroid rather than diabetes.

  • Thanks very much!

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