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you should ask your GP to do ANA and ESR testing to check for autoimmune disorders.
you could have a thyroiditis as well. ask to check anti thyroid antibodies.
you could have Atrial fibrillation. you need a heart EKG and a cardiac echocardiogram ultrasound scan of your heart.
have you had your iron and B12 and folate and vitamin D levels checked?
Hello thank you for your reply, I have had an ecg which was normal except fast heartrate. I will ask the gp for ANA and ESR, he seems to have a 'wait and see' approach to the thyroid but I can push the matter with him. Iron is normal, had vitamin d, was low am on supplements, b12 was 284 and I'm not sure about folate. Would it be worth asking for parathyroid and cortisol tests? I think the serum protein was to do with inflammation in the body? That came back abnormal at 8, high for the lab range. I forgot to mention I also have gallstones, was diagnosed via ultrasound scan 5 years ago, had flare ups every few months but not too bad, last 6 months I have pain in that area constantly.
cortisol abnormalities are actually very rare.
if your blood calcium levels are normal, then most likely your parathyroid hormones are normal.
if your TSH level is 0.4, this could be normal, or you could be boarderline hyperthyroid, which can cause fast heart rate.
that is why I suggested testing for anti thyroid antibodies to check for hashimotos thyroiditis.
Yes, last time I had it done before it was 1.6 that was 3 months before, so it has gone down
Okay I will ask thank you for your help.
you are welcome
best of luck to you
I hope you get some answers
if done for now
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My question remains unanswered.
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