GG, you have come to the right place! LOL Welcome!
The best thing you can now do is educate yourself about what "normal" thyroid test results look like. Do not
accept an unexplained pronouncement that you're "normal" or "depressed" or "getting older". Doctors have been giving that kind of shoddy treatment to women since time immemorial, and sadly, it continues today if one is willing to accept it.
Do your homework here and elsewhere on the Internet about what a healthy thyroid test panel looks like, and determinedly press the doctor if yours doesn't look similar to that. The TSH level of 95% of healthy people is measured between 1 and 2, although the range at most labs extends up to 5.5. Any TSH value above 3 is suspect for hypothyroidism, and could well account for your fatigue. The other basic tests that should be run are free T4, free T3, and thyroid antibodies.
Check our information archive for other symptoms you may have but don't realize are often related to thyroid disease ~ [url="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html"]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html[/url]
I hate to say it, but this story has been told countless times on this board. You have to be your own advocate when it comes to thyroid. Most GP's don't have a clue how to treat it, and would rather brush you off than admit to what they don't know.
When the tests are completed, obtain your own printed copy of the results. If you post the numbers here, there are members who are very adept at interpreting them. If the lab values look questionably abnormal, you then have the choice to take them to an endocrinologist for futher evaluation and treatment.
I hope you'll be back to let us know how it goes.
[This message has been edited by midwest1 (edited 08-17-2003).]