Hi, I am new here but eager to find the cause of my symptoms which are making my life undesirable since I got into menopause period.
Since 2012 when it first started I had first rashes and bad sleeping issues, fatigue, later joints pain. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto disease in Romania, my home country. Even under treatment with Eutryrox my test never changed ( TPO =744.19 UI/ml ref. <5.61UI/ml; Anti-Tiroglobulina CMIA method = 63.68 UI/ml ref <4.11 UI/ml) Endocrinologist in Romania recommended not to take any treatment and be under survey.)
I am now 57 , working in UK and have lots of pain in all my joints mostly during night. Also pin and needles, stiffness in fingers and toes, etc. My GP says my regular blood tests are OK and is not refferring me to any specialist.
I spend my summer in Romania where I did only some specific tests due to costs:
Results are as follows:
rheumatoid factor UI/ml < 20, ref. <30
TSH is 3.1455 mUI, ref. 0.35-4.94
T3 is 0.95 ng/ml, ref. 0.58-1.59
T4 is 6.47 mg/dl, ref. 4.87-11.72
The only odd being:
TPO which is higher than before : >1000 UI/ml when ref is <5.61
What am I to do? Nobody seems to know and more over to refer me to a specialist like endocrinologist.
Thanks for any help you can share.