Hello All. Further to my post a few days ago I have now received the results of the complete thyroid tests I had done here in Moscow just after I posted. As I wrote last time, my impression is that I have a B12 problem, which probably explains my symptoms of brain fog, balance, fatigue etc . Nevertheless I have been persuaded to rule other things out, and the thyroid seems a good place to start. The results below seem, on the face of things, to be quite normal. My B12 is off the scale due to injections over many months. I would be most grateful to hear the opinions of more knowledgeable people than I on this forum. Many thanks!
T3 free 4.0 pmol/l [2.6 - 5.7]
Т4 free 11.59 pmol/l [9.00 - 19.05]
TSH 0.828 m/l [0.4 - 4.0]
TG < 3.0 u/ml [<18.0]
TPO < 3.0 u/ml [< 5.6 ]
Vitamin D 37 n/ml
Ferritin 112 mcg/l [20 – 250]
Folate 40.1 ng/ml [3 – 17]
Magnesium 0.73 m/l [0.66 – 1.97]
Do you have the range/ranges for Vitamin D result? Not sure if it's insufficient, in.which case you will need supplement. Have you seen your Doctor since these results?
Sorry. Here are the Vit D references they gave me:
<10 - very low; <20 - low; 20-30 - insufficient; 30-100 - adequate; >150 - possible toxic effect.
I should say that my Vit D was measured in September and it was 25 I think. So I have been supplementing since then. Now it is 37. I have not seen a doctor since receiving these results.
I'm not taking any vitamins. I went to my GP yesterday and was told my thyroid is well controlled
Did you intend to post this in your own thread, rather than Frank's?
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Are you also Frank 77?
If so, I would have thought that your GP would have prescribed 800 IU colecalciferol (d3) x One daily as a daily maintenance dose.
Your Thyroid Antibody results above do not indicate Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis. Have you had an Ultrasound scan of your Thyroid ?
Your TFTs (Thyroid Function Tests results ) are Euthyroid (ie within normal range). However, T4 is at the lower end of the range. So I assume you are not on any Thyroid replacement medication ??
Don't understand why your doctor stopped maintenance dose of Colecalciferol (D3) though.
You could consider including more foods containing Vitamin D - and also magnesium in your diet.
Hello Mary. Yes, I am frank77 - the name I use on both the PAS forum and on this thyroid forum.
No I have not had an ultrasound scan of my thyroid. Do you think I should?
I am not on any thyroid medication. If my T4 is low - what does this mean? I am afraid I am new to this thyroid business.
Why do you say my doctor "stopped maintenance doses of D3"? I never said anything about my doctor in previous posts. Possibly there is a confusion with someone else. But in general my GP in September did nothing about my low Vit D (25), though I decided to take daily Vit D supplements of 1000iu anyway. Now my Vit D level is 37. I will try to increase this dose. Also to increase my magnesium. Many thanks for your advice.
replied to me on your post - it was her reply that I replied to. If you look at the top - the arrow points to the name of the person replied to.
I've no idea why, but the notification of your reply has only just come through.
I think you might find it helpful if you read through the whole thread ! Seems it was accidentally sabotaged!
Ultrasound scan -
I only asked this as you have not tested positive for the Thyroid Antibodies blood tests you've had , the scan is the only remaining test that I'm aware of that might reveal/ eliminate Thyroiditis. But, not having relevant symptoms, doubt you would get it. Have you any throat issues?
I, personally, would not increase colecalciferol dose. In the UK, GP would prescribe for deficiency or insufficiency in a Vitamin D result.
Your T4 is not LOW and I did not say it was low - it is at the lower end of the normal range.
I am not medically qualified.
If you have symptoms - you need to keep going back to your GP until you are diagnosed. Keep pestering.
Ask for a referal to an Endocrinologist. Ask about other tests ( eg adrenal function, Pituitary hormones, liver function tests, full blood count - purely to eliminate any possibilities )
ASK why your TSH is low, whilst your T4 is at the lower end of the normal range.
Are you eating a healthy balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, taking regular gentle exercise .
Ask for Free's to be tested (FT3 &FT4) an Endocrinologist should do these, I would hope.
Many thanks Mary-intussuception. I have had liver and kidney function tests, and a full blood count. Nothing very interesting in any of these. Will consider this scan idea though I don't think I have any of the relevant symptoms, apart from a slight sore throat for the past couple of weeks. I put that down to the Moscow air... I don't drink enough water though diet is reasonable. Thanks again for your help.
Query low TSH and T4 being low in range.
See GP about SYMPTOMS that you have.
All doctors say that, I always get printouts and compare past results.