Re: Can anyone please help me
We have a fairly active group of ladies and the occasional gent from the UK. The NHS system is very hard to get adequate thyroid care and management. Your mother does need to see an endocrinologist, but even that may not be enough. She needs a thyroid savvy MD that is up on the latest recommended ranges and levels.
The symptoms you are describing are hyperthyroid and hypothyroid in nature. The number that you quoted dose not tell us anything with out the range and label.
Your mother can not be denied a copy of her lab reports. You need to request a copy of your mother's labs. Then if you can post here her TSH # (Range), FT4 (free T4) # (Range), and FT3 (free T3) # (Range).. we would be better able to aide you in where your mother's levels are right now and where she needs to be. I will be surprised if they ran both the Ft4 and Ft3 on your mother. More than likely they have just run a T4 (Total T4)and if you are lucky a T3 (Total T3). If that is the case you will need to start to fight for additional blood work.
Ranges and levels very between country and analytical tessting facilities with in said country. In the US the normal TSH range is from 0.3-2.5; however, finding and MD that knows this and a lab testing to that scale is neigh a miracle. In the UK I believe they have yet to adopt the 0.3-3.0 level that was established in the US back in 2002. Last time I look it up on NHS data links it was 0.4-4/4.5. Optimal TSH is 0.89-1.1. When you start falling out of that range you may have issues and need to watch levels carefully.
How old is your mother? What are all the medications she takes? How does she take her thryoid meds and other medications and supplements? There are many factors that can interfere with ones thyroid hormonal levels. It may be her dosage is too much for her after going through menopause. Post-menopausal women have a lower thyroid hormone need than those of childbearing capabilities. Thyroid care and management is tricky. We have to watchout and fight for ourselves, the MDs can not be expected to watchout for us.
Here are a couple of links that might help you understand the basics of thyroid care and concerns. i hope that they help you.
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