I am a 26 year old male and I thought I may have an overactive thyroid due to a number of symptoms I have been suffering from for a long time, including:
-Shortness of breath (despite exercising regularly for many years)
-Intolerance to heat and excessive sweating
-Heart palpitations (particularly when lying down and trying to sleep)
-Eye sensitivity to light
I had a blood test for a number of things through my doctor, including thryoid function, which all came back as normal (except for low vitamin D). However, I decided to do the Medichecks Thyroid Check Ultra because I had read come across a post on this forum that said sometimes doctors only check one of the relevant hormones. The Medichecks results all came back as normal but I thought I would post them here anyway to see if anyone had any insight or other suggestions because I am just so fed up of suffering from these problems.
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 1.51 mIU/L [0.27 - 4.20]
FREE THYROXINE 19.900 pmol/L [12.00 - 22.00]
FREE T3 5.48 pmol/L [3.10 - 6.80]
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY <10 IU/mL [0.00 - 115.00]
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES <9.0 IU/mL [0.00 - 34.00]
ACTIVE B12 107.000 pmol/L [25.10 - 165.00]
FOLATE (SERUM) 13.16 ug/L [2.91 - 50.00]
CRP - HIGH SENSITIVITY 1.17 mg/l [0.00 - 5.00]
FERRITIN 185 ug/L [30.00 - 400.00]
Medichecks doctor comment:
"There are a range of other problems that can mimic a thyroid problem. An Essential Blood Ultravit test covers the majority of these. If there is any menstrual upset then a Well Woman Ultravit would be more appropriate."
I'm hesitant to spend £129 (plus IV blood cost) to be told that everything is normal, and it was nice to see that the doctor was so thorough that he didn't even notice that I'm not a woman!
Thanks in advance.