Hi I'm new here and recently requested my thyroid to be tested following a recent miscarriage and struggles TTC.
My GP was reluctant to retest me as he said that my TSH result of 3.2 last year was within normal range even though I've since found out that this isn't optimal for fertility and should be lower than 2 and ideally closer to 1. He requested TSH, FT3, FT4 is and antibodies to be tested but the lab didn't test FT3/FT4 which I had a feeling they wouldn't so I had private test via Medichecks on Monday. My results are attached.
I've had a lot of hypo symptoms for a while - tiredness, feeling foggy, weight gain, thinning hair, my goitre looks enlarged (or maybe that's just due to weight gain?), always cold, low BBT and more recently pins and needles/wrist pain. My mum has an auto immune thyroid disease (Grave's) so I had always wondered whether I was pre-disposed to having thyroid issues too.
I've not been to my GP yet with my Medichecks results although the TSH he did he said was 2.1 and negative antibodies and his comment was all in normal range. I'm wanting to be referred to an endo privately via my Bupa insurance if possible and need a GP to refer me, I thought I'd bypass my NHS GP and have a virtual consultation with a Nuffield GP which is offered through my employer, she wasn't particularly helpful either despite me describing my symptoms and mentioning trying to conceive and also said as my bloods were within normal ranges she wouldn't refer me.
I think my FT4 and FT3 being in the lower range of 'normal' indicate mild hypo, I wouldn't ordinarily be concerned about this except that I am currently trying to conceive and likely to progress to IVF in a few months and as I will have to self-fund this I want to ensure that there isn't anything which is going to hinder IVF success which is why I wanted to be referred to an endo. I have booked an appointment with my GP tomorrow morning to battle it out with him to get a referral letter for Bupa.
Is anyone able to offer some advice to help me fight my corner, am I right about being mildly hypo?