This post is about my mother. She is 73 years old. She suffers from vascular dementia, diabetes, hyper tension and angina. She suffers from symptoms like extreme cold intolerance, fatigue, weight gain, low mood, angina and severe constipation. I have had docs to recently check her thyroid and results are:
TSH - 2.71(0.34-5.6}
T4 - 11.30 (7.5-21.1)
She is also suffering from Hasimotos.
The GP said she is happy with the result and my mother does not need any thyroxine. Im not sure about this. I also suffer from hypothyroid and am on thyroxine. If my TSH goes above 1.70 I start to feel unwell. I appreciate everyone's body is different but she is showing symptoms. Also her ferritin is 20 only. She has been given some iron tablets since a while back but her ferritin is struggling to hardly com up. I suggested may be an iron injection to the GP as Im worried how she will cope with the cold when it really comes. Buy GP says it is dangerous to have an iron injection at her age.
Please guys I need your input. Part of me thinks just to get her a small dose of T4 and give it to her myself. Part of me thinks I should get her seen by another private GP.
Thank you peeps!!