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Yesterday i picked up my blood test and discovered my TSH level is 6.33 (above high reference limit);
Serum free T4 level is 10.9 (low-normal range) and serum thyroid peroxidase antibody concentration above range at 389u/mL.
I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with subclinical hypothyroidism and its all new to me. My GP just put me on 25mg Levothyroxine till my next blood test on 23 August.
I've done some reading up online to try and inform myself. For ages i've suffered from unexplained tiredness, mysteriously raised cholesterol, and been feeling low without knowing why. I guess it's a partial relief to realise my thyroid has something to do with it, so it's not all in my mind. However, My IQ feels like it's plummeted, memory not so good . I'm a 57yr old woman, of average slim weight and i've been eating and sleeping healthily. I take good care of myself. I hope it's not early dementia, as i'm trying to finish my Open University degree course.
I'm anxious I might already have Hashimoto's disease because it seems like 389u/mL is so far above the high reference rate of 0.0 -75.0
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