Both my Mum and I have autoimmune thyroid problems diagnosed. My sister has also increasingly been showing the symptoms. (Describes herself as "sleeping her life away", been told she has fibromyalgia. She also has terrible brain fog - often forgets what she is saying halfway though a sentence......and the rest!) Twice now we have had her thyroid function tested with the private firms, Blue Horizon first time and within the last couple of weeks Medichecks. On both occasions the private results suggested there was an issue. Within days of receiving them and taking them to the GP my sister has had a repeat test on the NHS and the results have come back significantly lower. You can see the recent Medichecks results in the image. The NHS test she had done a few days later came back with the following:
TSH: 4.22mu/L (0.3-5.6) NO FURTHER ACTION
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies: 106.8iu/mL (0.0-60.0). Abnormal. NO FURTHER ACTION
GP wouldn't test anything else.
I fully appreciate that our thyroid hormone levels/antibodies fluctuate, but this has happened twice now when tests have been repeated about a week apart and just wondering about this.
....dashing off to work now so will be offline for a while....my sister has a telephone consult with the GP later this afternoon and I was just interested if any light could be shed on this in the meantime.
Many thanks in anticipation.