Hi all,I'm Ian a 42 year old male.Been going steadily downhill for the last 8 years now.The first 5-6 years I could fight the fatigue through excercise and work as I have always been fit and have a pretty physical job.However the last few years I have noticed the symptoms getting worse and I am starting to really struggle.Been to the doctors over the last few years and had blood tests which resulted in a borderline thyroid result a couple of times as I was retested every few months.The last test about a year ago came back normal so I did my usual and went away and got on with things.Recently however I have been reading a lot of info on the thyroid and feeling as lousy as I did decided I needed to get a full thyroid panel done even if it meant paying for it.A few days ago I got the results back and I have posted them below
Total T4. 91. Nmol/l. 59-154
TSH. *7.83. Miu/l. 0.27-4.2
Free thyroxine. 15.6. Pmol/l. 12.0-22.0
Free T3. 5.3. Pmol/l. 3.1-6.8
Thyroglobulin anti. *526.8. Iu/ml 0-115(negative)
The lab has said there are possible issues with the TSH and antibody tests which you should consult with your doctor especially if you have symptoms of hypothyroid.As I def have symptoms I am going to go and see my GP with these results.The problem in the uk is you have to be close to death to get any treatment.I would be interested in other people's opinions on the above results including the T4 and T3 readings as I'm not sure what there ideal levels should be.
Many thanks everyone