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Posted in: Hypothyroidism.

High TSH and T4

From: Greml1n - 2 years 3 days ago

I she been under investigation by my GP for the past 2 years because my Thyroid function test results do not make sense. My TSH level was 9.04 and my T4 was 30.1 after my last test at the beginning of November.
Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing these weird results, please?
My hair has always been thin and my skin dry. I am 49 and have had irregular periods for the past 2-3 years. I weigh 10 stone and am 5'7" tall

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Is this good advice?

Should read 'I've been under investigation"

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Have you been tested for thyroid antibodies??

Is this good advice?

You need to know your RT3 and FT3 levels too to get a complete picture of what is going on. FT3 is the actual thyroid hormone that makes one feel energy if you have enough of it. FT3 should be in the top three quarters of the range to feel optimal or "functional."

Have you had an iron panel done that also includes ferritin? Because you can be normal in a serum iron test but low in ferritin. That can cause hair loss. So can being hypo.

Also, please post the lab ranges with your results. There are various ranges and we cannot know where you are at without the lab ranges as well.

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