I am a male aged 64 and my first tyhyroid blood test was 18 months ago and showed that I was marginal ( I did not ask for the results). I had a Heart Attack in March 2009 followed by a Triple By Pass in April 2009. I am a Type 2 Diabetic on both long term and short term insulin and have been recently diagnosed with COPD(58%). I have been advised that my heart grafts are in excellent condition
I recently had a blood test after 6 months review and this showed the following Thyroid TSH (range 0.35-5.5), T4 10.8 and Thyroid Peroxidase antibody 53 (range 0-40). The report apparently had a warning to the doctor and this seems to have been ignored since the test was done in late December. I was told that the test results had been lost. I don't know whether this is relevant but I also have blood red cell antibodies Anti-c and Anti-fya.
I have made an appointment to see a doctor ( have to wait over a month to see my GP) with a view to getting a referral to a consultant.
Symptoms are Carpel Tunnel in right hand with has increasingly worsened, poor memory (forgetting whether I have taken insulin or tablets as an example), peripheral coldness, chest pains/pressure (not angina), dry skin and some weight gain that I cannot lose in spite of a daily cardiovascular exercise regime and low fat diet.
I would be grateful for your thoughts