It has been a year since my last bloods. My Free T4 was 23.9 and the reference range was 12 to 22 and now it is 9 - 19.
I am usually above the reference range and my TSH is <0.01 and my Free T3 5.4 (2.6-5.7)
My GP is on holiday so I spoke to another one asking why the reference range had been lowered. She said that she would write to the lab asking them but doesn't know whether we will have a reply
I said so if you see someone who usually has a Free T4 of 20 who as ok with the last test under the previous range, but now you will be suggesting that she reduces the meds??? crazy crazy and then just 13 miles away the lab range for Free T4 is 9 to 26 !!!!!!
I am fortunate that I am not nagged by my GP (a. because I keep well away from the surgery and b. because my Endo says he is happy with my levels.
I am thinking of all of the hundreds of people out there who are already struggling to be fully medicated because their GP goes by the TSH, this is just not going to help at all!!!!!
I feel better now!!`!`