Hi ! I'm new, here, and have just had a TSH result of 5.1, which emerged when I was actually querying a B12 deficiency. GP/lab suggest another test in 3 months. I've had several "borderline" results, over the years, but never received any treatment.
Looking at symptoms for hypothyroidism, I can certainly tick quite a few of the boxes, but as I also have Polymyalgia Rheumatica (therefore on prednisolone) and Sjögren's Syndrome, those could be equally to blame for some of the symptoms. My niece (sister's daughter) also has hypothyroidism.
I'm aware that, having already got two autoimmune conditions, Hashimoto's is a possibility.
I suppose what I'm really asking is whether, at this stage, I should hang fire and wait for a retest, in three months' time, or see someone, privately, in the meantime.
All advice (if any!) gratefully received.