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Hi, After going to my doctor regarding unexplained muscle pain in my back, and answering some further questions from him affirming some symptoms that I'd put down to aging and menopause my doctor sent me for a blood test which resulted in him diagnosing me with hypothyroidism. (Thank you for being pro active doctor!)
He said that I was 'borderline' hypothyroid and started me on 25mg of Levothyroxine for 2 weeks moving up to 50mg for the next 4 weeks.
These first 6 weeks are just ending and when I went to him for another perscription of medication, he asked that I book another blood test for January (which will be 3 months since my first one) where my thyroid antibodies will be tested too. At this most recent appointment I asked for a copy of my original blood test results (which is the results he diagnosed me on) as I would like to understand these results better, if I can, before I go back for the results of my next test.
Can anyone tell me if these results are just on the border of hypothyroidism?
Serum free T4 level (pmol/L) 10
Serum TSH Level (miu/L) 11.2
(My cholestrol was also quite high at 7.6 - I don't know if this could be a symptom too?)
He's keeping me on my 50mg dose at the moment and I do feel quite good now. However, I've been reading online and maybe I'm getting confused because I thought my results should have been under 5 to be normal so a 10 and 11.2 result seem not to be boderline but quite high to me. Have I got that right? Any help understanding the severity (or not!) of the original problem before I go back for my next results would be much appreciated.
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