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Old 08-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #1
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Hi I am 3 stone over weight had test done for thyroid and it came back abnormal,apparently one of the readings was high.I have two more blood tests and they have come back normal.I have tried dieting but cant loose weight.I am taking medication for hypertension and have been to my GP as my ankles swollen and feeling tierd all the time.Can your thyroid fluctuate every day,if so will my GP give me medication.I have just had a full GP blood test,as they seem concerned about the swollen ankles.I would apprecate any answers.Thank you.

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Find out what those thyroid levels were and post them here with their reference ranges. I'm guessing your TSH is on the high side and your freeTs are still within range but on the low side (this is the typical scenario). You can have another set of tests taken to be absolutely sure but if this is the case with you you're hypothyroid and should be put on thyroid supplement. Thyroid levels do fluctuate but if your TSH remains around the high end of the range (or higher) and freeTs below midrange it still points towards hypoT.

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Try to make sure to have the blood drawn for your thyroid blood tests as early in the morning as possible, before you've eaten anything for the day. That's when you'll have the best chance to catch the TSH when it's at its highest, which should convince your doctor to treat you.

But I agree with FinnMaid. Post your results and ranges here, if you care to, for help in seeing what they mean.
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