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Autoimmune disease

Mn review on thyroid results

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Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere · 02/08/2018 12:39

Just had some thyroid results back vis a private gp who has said she cannot treat on results as within normal range but given my symptoms the consultant at CFS clinic may... but if in normal range is it pointless me even asking?

TSH 2.57
Free T4 13.4

Other results were ok other than low vit d and ferritin ( already on supplements)
Thabk you Smile

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9amTrain · 11/08/2018 03:00

Just noticed - your free t4 is actually below range.

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Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere · 12/08/2018 12:44

This was done at 8am so fairly early..im.booked to see a private endo tuesday so im curious as to their opinion

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9amTrain · 12/08/2018 12:45

Hopefully they're not a diabetes specialist who will stringently go by the lab range (well your Ft4 is below range anyway so they shouldn't).

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Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere · 14/08/2018 12:41

He was lovely! Said im hypothyroid and will trial medication from next week and in interim sent me for a tonne of other blood tests to get the full picture Smile he said once medicated i should start to notice an improvement in symptoms

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9amTrain · 14/08/2018 12:48

Amazing news! :)

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Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere · 14/08/2018 13:01

Im in shock Grin a doctor who listened and then made a plan without me having to push for anything

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NerdyBird · 16/08/2018 18:16

@NaToth thanks. I have the ref ranges but I've only had free t4 tested privately, NHS will only do TSH. So what I need is to know what the NHS range for free t4 is to see if it's the same as Medicheck or not. I probably just need to do better googling!

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9amTrain · 16/08/2018 21:13

I don't believe there's a nationwide NHS range. The range differs between labs, and there are a lot of them in the UK. They should have tested your FT4. It's difficult to get them to do a full thyroid panel but TSH and FT4 are the least they should test. How annoying.

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NaToth · 17/08/2018 12:20

If you Google, you may find the Handbook for your local Pathology Department online.

Agree with @9amTrain. It's nothing short of scandalous that they don't test properly and then tell people with Secondary Hypothyroidism that they have Fibromyalgia or CFS.

My GP told me the other day that it's pointless testing T3 as it all gets converted to T4 anyway. That is the level of knowledge we are up against.

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