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TSH 3.2 up from steady 1.5

(7 Posts)
ExplodedCloud Tue 14-Feb-17 17:17:08

Is there any reason why this would have risen in the last 6 months? It's been tested quite a lot over the years but I noticed today at the GP's when he was checking blood test results (I have had various health problems!) that since 2011 until 2016 it's been 1.5 then suddenly 3.2.

ExplodedCloud Tue 14-Feb-17 20:32:53

A little bump

Pleasemrstweedie Tue 14-Feb-17 21:43:42

It looks like you're starting to go hypo. In any other developed country you would be treated with TSH at this level.

ExplodedCloud Tue 14-Feb-17 22:43:21

Thanks please. That was taken in August but of course I was told all normal. I'd gone down with a strange symptom with the vague notion of a thyroid connection. GP adamant it's not related and brushed off my question about the one high result.

Broken11Girl Tue 14-Feb-17 22:53:06

Yep, with TSH at 3.2 you would benefit from treatment. Some GPs are thyroid educated now. Mine increased my thyroxine although my result was just over 2. Can you try another GP?

ivykaty44 Tue 14-Feb-17 22:54:48

There are books about thyroid madness and how to convince a GP that your tsh isn't normal

They don't even really know what normal tsh is, a national screening programme has been refused and the last one was so small and so long ago it's beyond a joke to use it

ExplodedCloud Tue 14-Feb-17 23:00:19

It might be tricky. I did leave with another test form and I got him to include thyroid antibodies too. I went in wondering about Hashimotos!

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