I have had debilitating symptoms for 15 years since the age of 20.
I was diagnosed with Menieres, Chronic Fatigue and many related symptoms: tinnitus, dizziness/vertigo, fullness of the ears, chronic constant brain fog, heavy limbs, I’m always hot, headaches, nausea, depression, anxiety and a general sense of illness and lack of motivation. I’ve probably missed things out.
So a few years ago I decided to get a proper thyroid test and the results came back ‘normal’.
However I have recently decided to re-look at them. I know results change over the years but I want to look at the original results first to see if it’s worth pursuing.
These were done privately as the GP only gave me a T4 test and asid I had no thyroid issues.
I have never been on any meds for thyroid issues (it was suggested to me elsewhere that the results imply I had been taking medication for it but I have not.)
Also, having looked at symptoms of hypothyroidism there are many symptoms I have that don't seem to fit as I am always hot (although when using a thermometer my average body temperature is over 1 degree Celsius less than what they say the average is), I am underweight and find it very hard to put weight on and my heart rate is very high even though I don't consider myself unfit.
Results are below:
Free T4: 18.5
Free T3: 4.6
Reverse T3: 337
FT3: reverse T3 Ratio (x 100): 1.365
Thyroid peroxidase ab. : <10
Antithyroglobulin an. : 64
TSH receptor ab: <1
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me interpret the results. Many thanks