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I've been feeling absolute pants for years now - had a thyroid function text 8 years ago, low TSH low T4 - was referred to an endicrinologist (sp??) and he took one look at me and said 'nothing wrong with you' and sent me packing. Since then I have put on (steadily) about four stone, constantly shattered, soooo cold, dry skin, nails brittle / split, outer third of my eyebrows are no longer there ...
I have classic signs of being hypothyroid and have just had test results come back today:
TSH: 1.1 (range 0.55-4.8)
Free T4 12 pmol/L (range 9.0 - 23.0)
Would my T4 be considered lower end and should my TSH levels be higher if that is the case?
If so, what next? My doctor has asked me to keep a diary for food intake (to prove that I'm not just a fat knacker!) and also log symptoms, tiredness etc; see her every four weeks to confirm weight gain and continuation of symptoms for say, 4 months and if they continue then she will refer me to the hospital.
Is there anything else I should be doing / asking for?
Many thanks :0)
Based in York, in the UK.
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