Hi! This is my first time posting so apologies if I am a little unsure!
I have been suffering for years with anxiety and depression. It started when I was pregnant with my youngest 4 years ago and hasn't really gone away. I had a very quick birth with him and haemorrhaged quite badly after the birth.
I am currently signed off work and feeling dreadful. I experience the most awful mental health difficulties during ovulation and my period which renders me useless.
I have pushed to have blood tests recently and was told the results were normal apart from low Vit D. However I self referred to a private endocrinologist who looked at the results and told me my free T4 is borderline (low normal - 7.8pmol/L). I have normal TSH. Not really sure what this all means. When I looked at the page the T4 had been highlighted in bold and asterisked. I want to know whether it is common practice for this result to be ignored and whether it means something? I'm having repeat tests plus some others.
I guess looking at symptoms of thyroid disorders I can relate. I sleep/nap most days when I'm able and still feel rubbish, I never feel quite right, I was once told by a health professional in passing that they noticed I had eczema on my hands (they get very dry), a couple of years ago I went to my GP regarding a pain/full feeling low in the front of my neck and he said it was a symptom of my anxiety and I should take antidepressants. The mental health side is really taking its toll - especially during my period. I'm like a different person entirely.
I'm wondering if I am missing something significant here. Any help would be gratefully received - particularly any thoughts on my results.
Thank you x