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Can someone please tell me if my Thyroid results are okay?

Coleyyywo profile image

Hi

I recently did a private blood test (finger prick test) and the results are back, they say normal but just wanted to ask on here, as so many of you are very knowledgeable.

Stupidly I only purchased the basic package. (I have recently had my vit d, folate etc and all in range)

TSH - 2.55

FT4 - 15.2

FT3 - 4.8

Do you think I can rule out any Hashimotos with these results? My TSH was a lot lower a few months ago.

Also to note, I did the test early morning before food.

Thank you very much

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SeasideSusie profile image
SeasideSusieAdministrator

Coleyyywo

Can you please add the reference ranges as these vary from lab to lab.

Are you on any thyroid meds?

You need to test thyroid antibodies to know if you have Hashi's. It can also be diagnosed by ultrasound.

Sorry I posted the wrong part, this is what I was suppose to write

TSH - 2.55 mu/L

FT4 - 15.2 pmol/L

FT3 - 4.8 pmol/L

Coleyyywo profile image
Coleyyywo in reply to Coleyyywo

Also to note, I don’t take any medication and no diagnosed thyroid issues

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator

You just might find the article below (and the full paper which you can access) interesting and/or useful.

The normal range: it is not normal and it is not a range

1. Martin Brunel Whyte

2. Philip Kelly

Abstract

The NHS ‘Choose Wisely’ campaign places greater emphasis on the clinician-patient dialogue. Patients are often in receipt of their laboratory data and want to know whether they are normal. But what is meant by normal? Comparator data, to a measured value, are colloquially known as the ‘normal range’. It is often assumed that a result outside this limit signals disease and a result within health. However, this range is correctly termed the ‘reference interval’. The clinical risk from a measured value is continuous, not binary. The reference interval provides a point of reference against which to interpret an individual’s results—rather than defining normality itself. This article discusses the theory of normality—and describes that it is relative and situational. The concept of normality being not an absolute state influenced the development of the reference interval. We conclude with suggestions to optimise the use and interpretation of the reference interval, thereby facilitating greater patient understanding.

dx.doi.org/10.1136/postgrad...

pmj.bmj.com/content/94/1117...

radd profile image
radd in reply to helvella

Kindly suble 😊

SlowDragon profile image
SlowDragonAdministrator

have recently had my vit d, folate etc and all in range)

Please add actual vitamin results and ranges

Was thyroid test done early morning, ideally before 9am

This gives highest TSH

Is there autoimmune disease in your close family

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Coleyyywo in reply to SlowDragon

Hi yes results for those were

vitamin B12: 360 ng/L

ferritin: 91.3 microg/L

folate: 18.0 microg/L

vitamin D: 61 mol/L

I did the prick test for thyroid early morning, 8am.

My sister has celiac disease and type 1 diabetes.

I have psoriasis and celiac.

Do you know if I can purchase a test just for the antibodies? Thank you

SlowDragon profile image
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Coleyyywo

As you have coeliac disease (autoimmune) your GP should test for Hashimoto’s

Alternatively test privately at next test

You need to test BOTH TPO and TG antibodies

NHS only tests TG antibodies if TPO antibodies are high. On strictly gluten free diet TPO antibodies more likely to be low

coeliac.org.uk/information-...

What vitamin supplements are you currently taking

B12 is too low

Are you currently taking any vitamin B complex and/or B12

irish2us profile image
irish2us in reply to SlowDragon

Are you feeling poorly? Or just doing regular labs? If you aren't feeling well what are your symptoms. KM

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Coleyyywo in reply to irish2us

Hi I am unwell, sore throat and body aches, have normal days but mostly unwell days

SlowDragon profile image
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Coleyyywo

What vitamin supplements are you currently taking

As coeliac it’s almost always necessary to supplement to maintain good vitamin levels

Please add ranges on these results (figures in brackets after each result)

vitamin B12: 360 ng/L

ferritin: 91.3 microg/L

folate: 18.0 microg/L

vitamin D: 61 mol/L

B12 and Vitamin D are too low

Folate might be too low, depends on the range

SlowDragon profile image
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to SlowDragon

Vitamin D

GP will often only prescribe to bring vitamin D levels to 50nmol. Some CCG areas will prescribe to bring levels to 75nmol or even 80nmol

leedsformulary.nhs.uk/docs/...

GP should advise on self supplementing if over 50nmol, but under 75nmol (but they rarely do)

mm.wirral.nhs.uk/document_u...

But improving to around 80nmol or 100nmol by self supplementing may be better

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/218...

vitamindsociety.org/pdf/Vit...

Once you Improve level, very likely you will need on going maintenance dose to keep it there.

Test twice yearly via NHS private testing service when supplementing

vitamindtest.org.uk

Vitamin D mouth spray by Better You is very effective as it avoids poor gut function.

There’s a version made that also contains vitamin K2 Mk7. One spray = 1000iu

amazon.co.uk/BetterYou-Dlux...

It’s trial and error what dose we need

As coeliac you may need higher dose that typical

Vitamin D and thyroid disease

grassrootshealth.net/blog/t...

Vitamin D may prevent Autoimmune disease

newscientist.com/article/23...

Magnesium

Gluten free diet is low in magnesium

theceliacmd.com/magnesium-d...

Magnesium best taken in the afternoon or evening,

Web links about taking important cofactor magnesium

betterbones.com/bone-nutrit...

medicalnewstoday.com/articl...

livescience.com/61866-magne...

sciencedaily.com/releases/2...

Great article by Dr Malcolm Kendrick on magnesium

drmalcolmkendrick.org/categ...

Vitamin K2 mk7

betterbones.com/bone-nutrit...

healthline.com/nutrition/vi...

2 good videos on magnesium

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

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Coleyyywo in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you so much for all the information, extremely helpful, I hadn’t a clue about any of that! I need to make some changes

SlowDragon profile image
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Coleyyywo

When I saw NHS dietitian after endoscopy, confirming severe gluten intolerance, they knew nothing about impact of coeliac or gluten intolerance on vitamin levels

You would think, that all coeliac patients would get help and annual testing of vitamins and understanding how it might impact their essential vitamin levels

It’s so shocking, honestly this forum has been more helpful that any doctor I have seen in the last year. Thank you so much for being so informative

radd profile image
radd in reply to Coleyyywo

Coleyyywo,

We've all been there. Hence the existence of this forum 😊

Are you on any medication? Any supplements?

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