Newbie here, and after reading many of the posts in this forum in the process of trying to figure out if I have a Thyroid issue, I thought I'd pop in to say hello, and ask for a little help interpreting my test results.
Since October I've been feeling run-down, fatigued, very sensitive to the cold and frequent low body temperature, brain fog, heart palpitations. My hair is thinning on top (has been gradual over a few years), and have put on a little weight (not excessive, just around the middle). I've been completely off alcohol for a couple of months, and at the moment feel like I'd struggle to go for a run etc, although I always have tried to exercise regularly.
I'm male, late 30s, and reasonably fit normally. I have been trying to figure out whether I have something underlying, or it's a combination of winter bugs, getting older, and a period of anxiety (perhaps worrying about health amongst other things).
GP ran blood tests. All pretty normal, except my liver enzymes were slightly elevated. Repeat tests in December showed liver reading still high but reducing. I did notice that my TSH though was 2.7. After reading that >2.5 in some other countries would be treated, I decided to get the full panel checked with Medichecks. My results came back this morning as follows:
TEST RESULT UNIT RANGE
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 3.98 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE THYROXINE 18.5 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 91.4 nmol/L 59.00 - 154.00
FREE T3 5.82 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY <10 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES <9.0 IU/mL 0.00 - 34.00
The accompanying Doctor's notes mentions all are in 'normal' ranges, which is positive. In view of the way different countries have different ranges however, does the above look 'normal' to you kind folk?
Also, does TSH vary throughout the day? The sample for the test results above were taken at 9am.
Thanks in advance