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Advice needed please


I've just had my annual blood test for my Hba1c as I have type 2 diabetes, as well as other health issues.

I had a voicemail from my surgery asking me to phone them this afternoon. My first thought was that my Hba1c was raised (I'm diet controlled so no meds for the diabetes). This was fine at 48 mmols.

However, my serum thyroid level was "borderline" and raised. I asked for the figure which was 5.15. I was told by the receptionist that I would need to be re-tested in 3 months.

So now I'm worried. Is this normal protocol? I also have fibromyalgia (diagnosed Oct 2017), high blood pressure (on meds), vitamin D deficiency (diagnosed May 2018) but am taking my own D3 and have fairly recently been diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea and also going through peri menopause. Feeling like a steam roller has hit me tonight as it seems like it's one diagnosis after another! And, I'm only 46!

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I would give them a ring if I was you. To find out either way. For a doctors surgery to ask you to ring them. I would give them a ring. Hopefully it’s just simple.

tigerlily72 in reply to Haze1975

I have an appointment with the DSN next Wednesday as part of my annual diabetes review so will ask then.

An underactive thyroid can cause high blood pressure. If you are treated for hypothyroidism, you should find that your blood pressure decreases and maybe your GP will be able to reduce your BP medication.

tigerlily72 in reply to Muffy

That's interesting. I often feel cold when other parts of my body are warm. The parts that "sting" and feel cold are often from around my waist down, front of legs and arms. It can take me ages to warm up. I have also noticed fairly recently that one of my eyebrows has hair loss but I mask this with make up.

Poorly functioning thyroid can cause fibromyalgia symptoms. Ask if they have tested thyroid antibodies TPO and if not then ask if it can be done.

Sleep apnoea can be caused by underactive thyroid.Often GPs will not treat hypothyroidism until the TSH is 10 despite the range top being around 4 ( labs differ in the ranges) .However ,with the fibromyalgia,blood pressure and sleep apnoea I think you should ask for a trial of levothyroxine.

Hi tigerLily 72. Sorry to hear that you are sick. Peri menopause is no fun. I just went thru menopause. I had a hard time but every woman is different. I will keep you in my prayers.

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