Hi New to the forum but looking for a bit of advise please.
I have been feeling really rubbish now for ages and have been tested in the past for thyroid problems - they have always come back as Borderline. When I look at the list of symptoms for Hypothyroid I seem to have most of them. Weight gain, Very dry skin, fatigue, Anxiety, loss of libido, joint pain, heavy painful periods, etc
Back in Feb, my doctor sent me for blood tests including TSH.
When I went back for the results he commented that my TSH was 5.9, everything else was fine although he did mention that my cholesterol was high but not dangerously so.
He asked me to wait 3 months and go for another TSH test.
I called yesterday and got the results which were 5.7 but the receptionist could not give me any other details other than "make an appointment with the doctor"
The problem is the Doctor that I see is really difficult to get an appointment with - The earliest book in advance appointment I could get was 4th June! Other than that the only option is to call every day to see if they have any cancellations.
I guess what I am asking is - what do I need to ask the Doctor when I do get an appointment?
Is the TSH 5.7 considered Hypothyroid or will I be Borderline again?
Should I be asking for T3 and T4 testing?
Really don't know what I am going to do if he says its borderline - I feel like I am coming apart at the seams - quite literally with the weight gain - 14st at 4' 11" is not a good look.
Any suggestions .....?
Thanks in advance