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Should we get a referral to an encrinologist if my 20 year

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Should we get a referral to an encrinologist if my 20 year old daughter who suffers depression anxiety and fatigue has just had a thyroid function test done showing TSH .72, T3 3.5 and T4 13.2 our GP says it's not necessary as nothing is abnormal
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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TSH of 0.72 is normal and her thyroid hormone levels look normal.
is she on medications for depression and anxiety? many of the SSRI agents can cause fatigue
what medications is she on?
she might benefit from regular exercise which can help fatigue and also anxiety and depression
low B12, low iron, low ferritin, low vitamin D levels can also cause fatigue. have these levels been checked?
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