Need some help understanding my thyroid test results

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HI all,

I need some help analysing my Thyroid test results. So I've suspected that I've had some thyroid/Adrenal dysfunction for a while now. I've been to the doctor who measured my TSH levels and after some persuasion finally my Free T3 and Free t4. My results have come back and she said all is normal.  I really thought that there was an issue as I have many symptoms (e.g inability to lose weight, hair loss, fatigue, unrefreshed after sleeping etc)

TSH: 1.89

FREE T3: 4.6 pmol/L (Reference 2.9-6.0)

T4 Free: 11.5 pmol/L (Reference 7.2-21.0)

ANTI-TPO <10 (Reference range <35)

ANTI TG: <10 (Reference <40)

Can anyone tell me is there any indication here that the doctor might be wrong? 

I'm wondering if it is perhaps I'm looking at the wrong area and it is in fact more adrenal related.

Thanks in advance for any help

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    As far as I know, and I could easily be mistaken, your results look ok. However it would be good to get your cortisol, selenium, vit D, iron/ferritine, Vit B12 checked too. Sometimes dr's aren't that willing so u may need to change your dr.

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      Thanks for your reply. Yes, sorry I should have added I am a 32-year-old female with a 12-month-old baby.


      I do have Vitamin B12 & D and cortisol labs that the doctor said were all okay:

      Vitamin D: 99 nmol/L (reference range 75-250)

      B12: 232 pmol/L (reference range >133)


      My ferritin levels were however a bit low: 38 ug/L (reference range 11-145)

      - Could this be causing all my symptoms, though?


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      Hi I was exactly the same since October last year and even the doctor thought it was thyroid but like you bloods kept coming back OK eventually after being referred they discovered I had a 3cm thyroid nodule which they reckon don't cause symptoms but after then developing swallowing problems the specialist decided to remove it and I had half my thyroid removed 4 weeks ago and guess what all the symptoms seem to have gone I was iron deficient too so I take iron xx

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      Hi yvette,

      Thanks for that. I did go for a thyroid ultra sound 2 weeks ago as a naturopath said they felt nodules (although the doctor said she couldn't) . i havent heard anything from the doc about the results which I'm presuming means all was fine with the rest

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      Snap my doctor said he couldn't feel anything but I could feel the lump in my neck chase it up hun because honestly they do cause symptoms and I feel loads better since mine has gone xx good luck hun I'm on this road now with my mum who has suffered for years with no answers xx

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