Thanks for all the support and encouragement you all offer on this forum - it's been great to find this group recently
I've been undergoing tests to try to figure out what's causing my symptoms (fatigue, rapid rises in heart rate, constipation, urge incontinence, dizzy spells, palpitations, mental sluggishness, vision not as sharp as it should be, low libido, occasional tinnitus, temperature intolerance etc I could go on and on!).
Today I saw my GP who told me all the tests look normal and there won't be any one thing to cause all these symptoms. I'm a 35 year old female and have been taking the contraceptive pill for about 18 years. I'm wondering if that could be the cause of thyroid related symptoms as my thryoglobulin antibody is high without the thyroid peroxidase antibody being nearly so affected. I'm obviously going to stop taking the pill and get retested in a month or two but I wondered if anyone had any similar experiences please? I'm not optimistic that I'll get much input from the GP.
Thanks for your help and I hope you're all keeping well
TSH (over a 2 week period)
2.06 miu/l (0.27-4.2)
3.58 miu/l (0.27-4.2)
2 miu/l (0.35-5)
Free T4 16.2 pmol/l (12-22)
Total T4 120 nmol/l (59-154)
Free T3 4.8 pmol/l (3.1-6.8)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 201 iu/ml (0-115)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 10.7 iu/ml (0-34)
Serum triglycerides 2.2 mmol/l (0.6-2)
Ferritin 9 ng/ml (6-204)
Iron 8.5mmol/l (6.6-26)
TIBC 89 umol/l (41-77)
Transferrin 10% (20-55)
Serum folate 8.9 ug/l (3-20)
Serum vitamin B12 299 ng/l (187-883)
Methylmalonic acid/creatinine 0.6 mg/g creatinine (<3.7)
Heamoglobin 127 g/l (115-155)
Coeliacs tissue transglutaminase 0.7 u/ml (0-10)
I supplement iron and B12 and have increased the supplementation after these results.