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Hi. This is my 3rd time suffering with this disease in the past 7 years. Yet it would appear I'm none the wiser when it comes to understanding blood test results. Regular checks for me are always for TSH & T4. Always ask for these when I phone doctors surgery for my results as I don't like being fobbed off with the "bloods are normal". Have been taking Carbimazole 20mg per day to start but have halved dosage now.
Results for June 2015 - TSH <0.03, T4 38 and for Aug 2015 - TSH <0.03, T4 26 (T4 level coming down nicely)
But I just got results for Oct and she gave me TSH <0.03 (no change there still) but said my free T4 was 4.8. I came off the phone and pondered thinking that was a big drop. Then I thought "hang on she's given me the free T4 not the T4". So I called the surgery back to ask for the T4. (results at my practice are given out by the Receptionist - which I don't actually think is the best method). I said I wanted my T4 result. She checked and said I was not tested for that, but my free thyroxine was 16. Now I thought that free T4 and free thyroxine were one of the same thing?? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
(Ps - concern made me ask for my Doctor to phone me. Have a telephone appointment for Thursday evening)
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