Enednened 2015-12-08 17:26:35
Hello I have posted here once before so I will give you a brief
history.. I was diagnosed hypo in Feb. with after a basic blood draw
for a physical TSH 8.09 my Dr. put me on .5 mcg of levoxyl, I retested
in April TSH 2.53 and T4 13.0 these results bothered me as a T4 of 13
is Hyper and since the lab my Dr. uses is still on the old TSH levels
I was so-called normal, another test 6/06 Free T4 1.1 TSH up to 4.5.
The Dr, says still in normal ranges and has not increased my meds. and
wants my next test to be in 4-6 months.
So now to my issues I do not know enough about thyroid problems to
know if I am okay or really need to be medicated but here are some of
my symptoms- I find myself staring off into space and not even
realizing it even in the middle of conversations, I am pretty much
lethargic, I take my dog on a 2 mile walk in the morning but then I am
a zombie. I am 27 and I feel constantly beaten up. I can not lose
weight and my skin is so much worse than it ever has been even through
puberty. Thinning hair, very dry skin (which could be the fact that I
now live in N.M.), and some pains in my sides (lower rib area) when I
breathe I have also had the lump in my throat feeling at times.
I would love any advice I am going back to OR for vacation next
month but think getting a new Dr. after my return may be the way to go
but I would like ideas on tests I should have any thing else.
Thanks and sorry about the length – Michelle
Bnd777 2015-12-08 17:26:52
I do not think there is much doubt you are still most definitely Hypo and
Seems to me your doctor knows zilch
Free T4 range is 10 – 25 and you should be around 21 if you are to feel OK
TSH is irrelevant when on meds as its merely a feedback system from
Many Thyroid patients once on meds have non existant TSH
Equally many patients are severely Hypo with a TSH of 2.9 just as I was