Hello, I am a 17 year old male.
I have rapidly gained more than 40 pounds over the last one year, even though my appetite has roughly been the same. So, I decided to get my thyroid profile checked, also because a lot of people have told me that my thyroid gland (basically the neck) looks weird. I do not see any reason behind this sudden weight gain besides abnormal thyroid. I have tried losing by working out and going on diets, but nothing works. I constantly feel tired and exhausted. My face looks terribly swollen. Also, I have been a vegetarian for 6 years.
The weight makes me feel really embarrassed and helpless.
Height - 5 feet 10 inches
Initial weight - 110 lbs
Current weight - 160 lbs
Here are my results;
Thyroid Profile, Free, Serum (CMIA)
(Test done on an empty stomach at 9 am in the morning)
T3, Free; FT3 - 3.71 pg/mL
T4, Free; FT4 - 1.23 ng/dL
TSH, Ultrasensitive - 2.260 uIU/mL
Can anyone help me interpret my results?
Thank you in advance.