I have was diagnosed with Hashimotos about 10 years ago. I always felt tired despite being told I was adequately compensated.
Recently I was getting heat palpitations. It was quite a sudden onset (not gradually getting worse) they just seemed to appear, quite sever and lasting for hours at a time. Long story short, recent blood test showed quite low TSH and reasonably high T4 (I didn't note those results but both at the edge of the limits, but within normal ranges; TSH was about 1, T4 was about 4....I think).
Surprisingly ferratin was elevated (236). B12 is high but within normal limits. I'm vegetarian, have just gone through a stressful time (for a few months), seem to have hit menopause and my diet was awful (practically not eating at all). So I was taking supplements; B vitamins, and occasionally very high doses of iron tablets).
My question is, could the ferratin be related to the low TSH/high T4?
I am getting more blood tests done but ca't get a phlebotomy appointment for a week and a half! Its very concerning as my GP instantly started talking about genetic reasons for it. I have no history of hypothyroidism or genetic reasons for raised ferratin in my family.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.