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Friends.TSH is 4.9 but without medication.doctr nt yet start medication.anyone have feeling of suffocation.i feel suffocation and this because of thyroid?

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I am sorry you have very unpleasant symptoms. This is a list and tick off the ones you have. Unfortunately, in the UK doctors have been told not to prescribe until the TSH is 10 but in other countries we are diagnosed if it goes above 3.

If GP (probably) wont do the following tests you can get private ones. Blue Horizon or Medichecks do a selection. If you decide to do so, make sure you are well hydrated a few days before blood draw and they are pin-prick tests which most seem able to do, but a few couldn't but the labs will be able to tell you where to get blood drawn.

All blood tests for thyroid hormones have to be at the very earliest, fasting (you can drink water). If taking levothyroxine allow a gap of 24 hours between last dose of levo and test and take afterwards.

You need TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies.

GP should definitely test B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate. Everything has to be optimal. Deficiencies of vits/minerals can give unpleasant symptoms too.

Always get a print-out of your results with the ranges. Ranges are important for members to comment upon them. Labs differ and it makes it easier to respond.

18 months ago my uk gp gave me levo with a TSH of 4.6!!! - very symptomatic. Didn’t realise how lucky I was ... & next blood test will include t4 & t3!! Still not well but hopefully things slowly moving in right direction.

Hi there i have hashis and i also have the horrid feeling on suffocation, it feels like a tight throat and neck feeling like you cant breathe properly-and palps , many people with hashis have this feeling particulary on a hyper swing. Have you had your antibodies checked -tpo? I am not on meds for hypo/hashis as i was hyperthyroid last year and still on titration doses of carbimazole.

It is not a nice feeling at all but you need to keep pestering your gp and also a thyroid scan?

Fauzia123 in reply to Rmichelle

No rmichelle i did nt chck doctr dnt precribed me.what is symptoms of hashis

Rmichelle in reply to Fauzia123

Hello there fauzia to check for antibodies your gp must do a blood test-tpo, hashis is a immune disease connected to the hypothyroid, symptons are just like the symptons of being hypo, when i get a hashi flare i get a hyper swing with mine which gives me this horrid tight throat and feels like i am breathless, stuffy nose ,palpitations, jittery, it can last anything from a couple of days to 5 days😠. Then it calms down and back again another day.many people have these symptons

Mary has given you some good advice fauzia about popping along to your hospital to just get it checked, you do need to find a doctor or specialist that can give you some treatment and definitley a scan on your thyroid-pop along to your hospital and start the ball rolling today.

Fauzia123 in reply to Rmichelle

Thnx dear for complete rply

Rmichelle in reply to Fauzia123

No problem fauzia, relax and look after yourself.😊😊

Hidden in reply to Rmichelle

Hi, I don't know anything about hyper swings, still waiting to get to first base when technically still "sub-clinical"

Do you mean thyroid hormones can go suddenly up instead of down, even when you are actually hypo?

Rmichelle in reply to Hidden

If you have hashimotos auto immune disease you can temporary go on a hyper swing and have short term hyper symptons the test is tpo antibody and most people who are hypo do have this-but you will return to normal again once the overload of thyroid hormone has been used up. Good luck.🌟🌟

Hidden in reply to Rmichelle

Thanks xxx

Hello Fauzia

Sorry to hear that you are still getting nowhere with the doctors. Have you found a good Endocrinologist yet?

These symptoms could be Thyroid related or could be something else. They might be also made worse with stress and / or anxiety.

How do you feel about going to the hospital if these symptoms do not improve? Whatever you decide , I hope you get well soon. xXx

Thnx mary

Sending Love from Wales , UK xxx 🌹 ♡

Hidden in reply to Mary-intussuception

I live in Wales too (South West, not far from Swansea)!

Mary-intussuception in reply to Hidden

South East!

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