I had the full bells and whistles blood screen by an NHS endo last year. I was sent a letter telling me I’m ‘healthy’ but I sure don’t feel that way. Some of the test results are below and I’d welcome any feedback. I’m 60 years old and post menopausal, I was medication free when the tests were done.
TSH 0.93 (0.23-5.6)
FT4 12 (9-28)
FT3 4.4 (3.1-6.8)
ACTH 19.8 (7.2-63.3)
Cortisol pre SST 216
Cortisol post SST 611
Renin 14 (5.4-60) (this was asterisked)*
Aldosterone Liaison 159 (100-800) also *
Potassium 4.1 also*
Creatinine 60* also*
Urea 5.0 also*
LH 42.2 (2.4-12.6) also*
Testosterone 0.2 (0.3-1.7)
Progesterone <0.5 (0-6.0)
The asterisked results were also printed in red. If anyone can explain why this would be and anything that looks obvious, I’d be really grateful.
Just about everything is low, really, isn't it. Including the TSH, which shouldn't be that low considering your low FT4! It all looks like a pituitary problem, to me, given the low ACTH and the rise in cortisol post SST. But most doctors think that any result within the range just has to be OK. They cannot suss out the subtleties and join the dots.
I should imagine all the results in red with asteriks are out of range, but impossible to say if high or low without the range.
Thank you Greygoose. Yes, low being the operative word on a daily basis. I’ll keep trying to find someone to join the dots. I hope you’re better since your last post.
Thank you, but much the same.
I hope things get easier for you.