I thought I was starting the menopause due to symptoms of weight gain, muscle cramps/aches, low energy and mood, non existent libido, itchy skin to name a few. My menopause screening came back normal (all middle of the range) but my thyroid test results have come back as abnormal. TSH 4.2 (normal <4) and my tf4 test was 11.8 (normal >12) Despite this my doctor has dismissed my symptoms and said that I wouldn't have any with this TSH level and that you don't get muscle problems and itchy skin with hypothyroidism. He has decided that it is not my thyroid and it must be the menopause because of my age (53) despite my sister and mother having a late menopause. He initially wanted to retest in 6 months but I have pushed him to have them redone in 8 weeks.
Any advice on what to do next? Should I just wait for the next test or is worth having a private antibody test? Are there other conditions that can upset your thyroid results without having a thyroid issue? If he is right, what level of tsh do you have to reach to have symptoms?
Thanks for any help.