THYROID PROFILE 2
TOTAL THYROXINE (T4) 64 nmol/L (59 - 154)
*THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 22.8 mIU/L (0.2 - 4.2)
*FREE THYROXINE 10.5 pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
*FREE T3 3.0 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
*THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 504 IU/mL (0 - 115 negative)
*THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY 226.3 IU/mL (0 - 34)
"The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is extremely elevated and the free T4 level and free T3 level are both below range . If you are already taking a form of thyroxine, it is possible that that your dose is too low or that you have forgotten to take it on occasion. An immediate increase in dose is in order and when adjusted a repeat thyroid function (TFT) test should be arranged in around 2 months’ time. If you are not taking thyroxine already, this result is likely to represent a new diagnosis of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland). I advise you to discuss this result with your usual doctor as treatment, or adjustment is indicated. The positive thyroid antibody result, however, increases the possibility of your having or ultimately developing autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Grave's disease."
These are private bloods done last week. The reason I had them done is because I felt so disbelieved by my GPs with my ongoing symptoms of hypothyroidism. Unexplained weight gain. Gritty eyes. Sensitivity to the sun. Constipation, IBS related symptoms. Joint aches. Acne. Hair loss. Puffy eyes. Dark rings under eyes. Feeling cold. Headaches. Fatigue. Weakness in bones and in muscles. Heavy and irregular periods. I am not yet diagnosed.