Hi - and thank you for letting me join. On the Friday before Christmas I received a call from my Gynae consultant's office to say that my thyroid blood results were back and they were writing to my GP.
I was really surprised as hadnt realised they were testing for this and asked her to email the results which were:
I checked my records online with my GP and less than a year ago they had also screened my TSH when it was 1.68 so in less than a year it has jumped up 7 points which is over 400%. No wonder I have been feeling pretty run down, fat and tired... i just thought it was getting older.
I cant get in to see my GP until end of January so have requested a telephone appointment for this Friday and was wondering if there were any questions I should be asking?
Having done some research I presume I should be asking for the autoimmune test as I also have ulcerated Colitis (although been in remission for a number of years and no longer on medication)
Is there any reason that I could have a spike in FSH that is not related to thyroid.
Should I be asking for FT3 to be checked too - and if so why. And any examples of how I can convince them to do this?
And finally (sorry for long post..) I have been having dizzy spells, hearing issues, vertigo, loss of feeling in my toes, heavy periods - hence why seeing gynae and I am being referred to cardiology as GP thinks I might have POTS. I had very low Vit D which is improving now but what I'm wondering is if all these are tied up with the thyroid?
Thanks so much for any info - with only 5mins on the telephone with my GP I want to make sure I get everything across rather then just be prescribed drugs and told to get on with it!