Hi - I've just had initial blood test results back from my GP and have been told they indicate my thyroid is borderline underactive and I should be retested in 8 weeks. I had a similar test result over ten years ago which my then GP would do nothing about. I saw a herbalist and things improved a bit. Thyroid problems run in my family, my mother had some bad hyperthyroid flare-ups but was also sometimes hypo. My sister is borderline hypo. Recently I've been having a difficult time with menopause (am on HRT which helps) and have also been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis. I read that this is sometimes linked with thyroid problems which is why I asked my GP to test me. My results are:
Serum Free T4 11 (range 9 - 24)
Free TSH 5.6 (0.2 - 4.5)
I'm reluctant to wait another 2 months to find out what is going on - is it a good idea to have tests done privately to speed things up and if so which ones ? I'm happy to have the whole lot done if that helps establish the cause of the problem. My GP said they would do 3 tests next time so presume they're adding in T3. If it turns out I am borderline then I would prefer to treat it with supplements, vitamins, diet etc rather than Thyroxine if that is possible.
Any advice would be great. Thanks.