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Just a quick question?


Hello there,

Do you think the following results are serious and I should see my GP?


FREE THYROXINE *28.900 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00

FREE T3 *9.58 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80

THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 31.600 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00


Thank you very much in advance for your time.


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Are they private tests? Are they the first tests you've ever done? If yes to both questions, I think, before doing anything else, it would be best to get another private test for TRAB or TSI, Grave's antibodies. If you got to your doctor now, with those, he won't be able to do the Grave's tests but will stick you straight onto anti-thyroid meds which might not be right for you. It it were me, I would want to know for certain that I had Grave's before embarking on that course.

Hello there greygoose,

Thank you very much for your reply. The answer for both questions is yes, I used medichecks for the tests. Once more thank you very much for the help and I'll follow the path you suggested.

OK, they're not drastically high, at the moment, but I wouldn't waste too much time. Then go and see your doctor with the results. He will probably want to repeat the tests himself, to see if they're still high.

A little self questioning to perhaps add more to your tests. Are you underweight? Are you intolerant to heat eg hot weather? Put out your arms with fingers extended - do they tremble badly and uncontrollably? Are you anxious and tend to move about very quickly, and have quick, rapidly changing random thoughts?. These are probably some of the questions and tests the doc will do on your appointment to see if there are any thyroid problems.

It depends on what medication you are taking for how long and how much for a start. Your FT3 is way over the top of the range.

When mine was nearly as high as yours I simply cut back 1/2 grain of NDT.

Does you heart race?

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