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I've not been well for some time and have episodes where I feel really ill.. A couple of weeks ago I had one of these 'episodes' and went to see my GP. My symptoms included extreme fatigue, aching all over, really fuzzy head, feeling cold inside, cold hands and feet, heavy, dry eyes, sensitive to noise, slow movements and reactions, slow speech, total lethargy. In a more general sense I am always tired no matter how much sleep I have, when I wake in the mornings I can't use my hands until I shake them because I don't have any circulation (painful pins and needles!), I keep losing my voice when I talk, total loss of libido, difficulty losing weight despite eating next to nothing.
My sister was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about 10 years ago, so I mentioned this to the GP who sent me for blood tests. He only tested me for Serum TSH which came back as 0.85 mU/L and stated 'thyriod function test results indicate normal thyriod status'.
He also said that all my other results were normal and there was no 'medical reason' for me to feel like I do. I suggested testing for T4 and T3, but he point blank refused and said they didn't need to be done. He mentioned depression and menopause (I am going through the menopause) and said 'I would have to live with it'.
To cut a long story short (sorry for the length of this post), I had private bloods done and these are the results:-
Free T4 11.83 (range 12-22) pmol/L
Free T3 4.59 (range 3.1 - 6.8) pmol/L
TSH 2.27 (range 0.27 - 4.20) IU/L
T4 Total 80.3 (range 64.5 - 142.0) nmo/L
Ferritin 106.6 (range 20-150) ug/L
CRP 3.5 (range <3.0) mg/L
Anti-thyroidperoxidase abs 6.6 (range <34)
Anti-thyroglobulin abs 18.5 (range <115)
Please can you help me to decipher these results? Any help would be very much appreciated, as I feel at the end of my tether!
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