Thanks for reading - I'm a newbie!
I've been having 6 monthly blood tests, results as follows:
TSH 5.5, 6.2, 4.7, 6.5
Free thyroxine 10.5, 11.4, 12.5, 13.5
So, my TSH has always been just over normal, but weirdly my free thyroxine seems to be improving. I've also had TPO checked this time which is 48.9 iu/ml which according to our lab is within limits (,60) but other labs seems to have <34 as upper limit.
I feel constantly tired, have inertia, memory/brain fog, heavy periods, weight gain and constipation. However, I'm definitely not cold and don't think I have hair thinning! I'm also 46 so wondering if this is actually peri-menopause as a differential diagnosis?
My GP is quite good, and 6 months ago offered to try levothyroxine but I chose to wait and repeat bloods inc TPO.
I'm a bit reluctant to start medication that could be lifelong if I don't need it, but I need to stop feeling so dreadful!
Wondering if any wise people have any thoughts!