Hi all! Hope you can help, after 20 years of battling with Doctors/NHS I have given up with them and now on a mission to sort myself out, without their help. I have some recent blood test results and would like support in understanding if I really do have an issue.
I've had a long history of endocrine issues (PCOS, fibroids, anemia) which has been the primary focus but the thing that bothers me most of all is my once thick hair which just started to fall out at 18 is now very poor. I've gotten my PCOS under control but my hair has not recovered, so I wonder if this is really hypothyroidism beneath it all?
Last few years of blood tests (they all have different levels/different tests done so not easy for me to interpret/compare)
Serum Free Triiodothyronine Level 2.35
Triiodothyronine Level 2.46
Triiodothyronine Level 3.7 (below range)
The latest results, the GP went 'eh, it's only just below range' (Yes, but it's consistently low for me! Are you even interested?!').
Given my hair loss and longterm slight swelling on the left side of my neck, I'm hoping someone can give some insight into a.) if hypothyroidism is likely given those results and b.) if I just bite the bullet and take a natural desiccated thyroid supplement if it will do any harm if not?
Thanks so much for any help!