Hi Everyone. Really hoping someone can help out a very confused thyroid newbie:
I went to the doc experiencing extreme Left side pain and they ran a load of bloods as you'd expect. I've had weight related problems for about 8 years. Never terribly overweight but not able to lose no matter what I do, also suffered terribly with ridiculously heavy periods (sorry guys) so when the doc called me in saying I had Thyroid issues I thought 'that explains a lot'
But then he hit me with these labs, taken march 26th:
Serum Free T4 32.9 pmol/L (9.0-23.0)
Serum TSH level <0.01 mu/L (0.20 - 4.50)
Serum Total T3 2.2 nmol/L (1.1 - 2.6)
And said I was hyPERthyroid not Hypo like I was expecting.
He then ran a Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody level test which came back as <10 kiu/L (0 - 35)
BUT all of my symptoms point to Hypothyroid. Weight gain, heavy periods, feeling freezing all the time, depression, joint aches.
While I was waiting to see the Endo, I actually felt better than I had for years and my pain went away..
By the time I got to see him (May 18th), I was still feeling pretty well. They took bloods that day and the results were:
FT4 11.1 pmol/L 9.0 - 23.0
TSH 1.97 mu/L 0.20 - 4.50
They didn't do T3.
So the Endo basically put me to the bottom of the appointment pile and said I couldn't see him until mid August.
A few weeks after that, everything tanked again. The muscle fatigue came back, couldn't climb stairs without stopping, joints ache, can't lift my arms over my head for longer than a second.. feel like someone has inflated a balloon in my head, ankles look like the Michelin man (very puffy) and voice got hoarse (this is scary as I'm a singer for a living!) so I went to my GP and requested another blood test to see if anything had changed, thinking maybe i've swung the other way. Those results:
Serum free T4 11.7 pmol/L 9.00 - 23.00
Serum TSH 2.52 mu/L 0.20 - 4.50mu/L
So very little change. I requested a Free T3 test as well, but they didn't do it.
I am absolutely gutted, to say the least. I know it sounds weird to wish you had bad blood results, but I just hoped this would be the answer as to why I was feeling so awful. Now it feels like all the doctors will just write me off. Genuinely don't know what to do.
I have an ultrasound scan on Thursday, but given those blood results, I'm guessing they won't spot anything.
Can anyone see any reason why I might be feeling so rotten from those bloods?
The other weird thing is that my heart has been doing odd things. Lots of palpitations and resting heart rate exceeded 127 the other day. It wasn't even doing that when my T4 was 32.9.
I'm so confused and fed up. Don't know where to turn.
Sorry for the moan.
Wow. That was a long post!