Hi. I am 49 year old female who just when to the gyn for an annual. Got my bloodwork done and now I am so worried. I have always been extremely healthy and the blood work came back with many issues:
WBC low 3.4, RBC high 5.46, MCV low, MCH low, MCHC low, RDW low, and Neutrophils low 1.7, My TSH is also low at 0.051. I am waiting for a referral to an endocrinolist...and hoping she will be on my health plan. I started reading about what these numbers mean and I'm scared to death that something is wrong with me. Funny thing is, I don't feel sick. Should I be concerned.
You are slightly hyperthyroid right now based on your TSH. I actually feel best around .08, so I'm not suprised you feel fine at .05; however, if it drops lower, expect to experience insomnia, increased heart rate, sore muscles even if you didn't work out, and sometimes the jitters. Most people feel best between .08 and 2. Even though the "normal range" puts the high a lot greater than 2, most people feel like garbage when the TSH is >2. You should be checked for Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disorder that attacks thyroid tissue. Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab should be run and Antithyroglobulin Ab should be run. Hashimoto's is often associated with HYPO thyroid (high TSH) but if your thyroid is having a flare up, you could go into a HYPER state (low TSH). What did your endo say?