Having to wait until tomorrow now for my "repeated" results (initial results T4 10.8 (12-22) TSH 4.22 (0.27 4.2) as all the receptionist emailed me (I asked for my Dr to call me 😫) was "slightly abnormal" so hes saying test again in a month! So thats 3 tests total 🤔
In a month I will literally be swinging off a branch!
Im exhausted, unsteady on my feet, heavy limbed, pains amd aches all over, carpel tunnel often, now Ive a sore on my nostrel thats itchy and wont heal its been here for weeks.
The gave me a print out of my last test (ie the initial one).. it had only T4 and TSH on it:
Erythrocite sedimentation rate 6mm/h
WBC 7.6 (4-11)
Tissu Transglutaminase Iga lev" 0.4 U/ml (0-7) Negative <7 ie negative for celiac
Serum total 25-OH ((vit D level")) 62 nmol/L. Ie. "Sufficient".
C reactive Protein 1mg/L (0-5)
Everything else is not remarkable pretty good/mid ranges.
I know I will phone into the surgery tomorrow for the repeated TSH & T4 levels but they are saying "slightly abnormal" but nothing about this feels slightly abnormal to me.
My confidence is really shot dealing with medical people and Im feeling a bit like a hypochondriac too.
How am positioning asking for all the extra things to be tested? And wah? - the antibodies etc and free active T's, ferritin etc (I have the list copied from @SlowDragon)
What if Dr sais no?
Im really anxious about sitting in their so called "slightly" abnormal range when nothing about the way I feel is slight.
Im battling a terrible depression with this. Im only 9 months post total hysterectomy, Im on HRT, Im about a month into a new antidepressant (I also have bowel endometriosis and PTSD and a disabled child of 4yrs) I usually feel a real lift off a new tablet but Im very tired, walking through water feeling, plus all I mentioned.
How can I position with my Dr that nothing Im feeling is slight and that I need treated, not test repeated in a month. My sister and mother have both been Hashimotos amd are on thyroxine.
Why are our above range and below range results DEEMED as slight to them. Surely the ranges should dictate why else is a range created?
Help me with this folks please!
Thank you in advance.