Thyroid Problems/Hypothyroid?


I've been having suspected hypothyroid issues for years. My bloodwork was always borderline so no one wanted to treat me. Most recently I have gained 10 pounds. I do intense work outs 4-5 days a week for an hour to an hour and a half. I am very conscious of what I eat. I am cold all the time, especially my feet. My skin is dry. I am so tired. I never want to wake up, even after getting 8 hours of sleep. I have multiple periods a month.

In October my blood work was TSH 1.67, Free T4 .9, Free T3 2.6
My blood work from last week was TSH 1.56, Free T4 1.1, Free T3 2.6

At my doctor's appointment last week he checked my reflexes. When he would check my foot it would involuntarily jerk/shake several times afterwards.

I also have three known very small nodules on my thyroid.

My father and grandmother have both had thyroid cancer.

I cannot keep feeling like this. I don't know what to do anymore. Does this sound like hypothyroid?

Thank you for your help.

Hello Katy,
Warm welcome to you!
In your Lab results TSH n FT4 are normal. But the FT3 has been less. This is generally not considered as the hypothyroidism according to WHO guigelines. But however you can take selenium supplements which help to convert T4 to T3 efficiently.

But right now all your symptoms are suggestive of hypothyroidism probably hashimotos. It would be recommended for you to get antithyroid antibodies tested. You may require T3 supplementation after diagnosis is confirmed.

Please send your age and height.

Hope That helps.

Take care. Have a great day. Bye.

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