For some time I thought I might have hypothyroidism: I put on fat very easily, often feel tired, don’t sleep very well, get depressed from time-to-time, and feel the cold more than many people.
Having read the Thyroid sticky, I got myself a thermometer and have checked my temperature upon waking. My range across a number of days has been between 94.6 and 96.4 degrees, which seems to support my suspicion that I might have an issue with my thyroid.
I recently got blood tests to check my testosterone and thyroid function, and would be really grateful if you could give your opinion.
Unfortunately, because of me being in the UK, it seems like different measurements have been used than in the US. I know from previously having a my testosterone checked that it still seems to be towards the bottom end of the range Doctors’ call ‘normal’ - unsurprisingly everything else was deemed to be in the ‘normal’ range as well!
Sorry about the amount of tests but I’ll write the testosterone and thyroid tests word for word. There were also some tests related to cholesterol, which I’ve left out.
Serum testosterone - 13.2 nmol/l (10-30 nmol/l)
Serum sex hormone binding glob 39 nmol/l (10-62)
Free androgen index 33.8 (25 - 90)
HbA1c level (DCCT aligned) 5.1% (4.1-6)
HbA1c levl IFCC standardised 32nmol/l (21-42)
serum TSH 1.5 mlU/L (0.3-5.5)
Serum free T4 15.7 pmol/L (9-25)
Any thoughts would really be appreciated!