Originally Posted by twizzler3
'dont i know it! i guess i didnt phrase it well so lemme try again: what i was wondering is how does a person wh symptoms and within a normal range keep it from going out of it b/c this is my drs gripe. she tells me its already normal so more would make it higher.
What are your test results? I am going to assume that since your doc is closed minded about your results being "normal" then you are probably taking Synthroid, or something like it (Levoxyl, Unithroid, etc)
If your TSH is above 2 that means you DEFINITELY need a dose increase, and doing so is not going to be an issue with a doc who understands hypothyroidism.
If your Free T4 is below the middle of the range, then you need a dose increase DESPITE what your TSH might indicate.
In either case, adding meds is not necessarily going to put your labs out of range. If either of the above scenarios exists, the only way your labs are likely to go out of range is if your doc gives you a big dose increase, which is not wise anyhow. Dose increases should always be slow and small unless you are in danger of death, and then only in a hospital where you are being closely monitored, which is highly unlikely at this moment in time for you, since you are already medicated and able to sit up and type on a computer.
It may be time to doctor shop or it may be time to gently educate this doc.
Post your lab results and the ranges for them and I'll tell you how to talk to your doctor about them and any dose change that might be beneficial to you.