Re: Questions about my test results
If your TSH is high, your Dr should also check your FREE levels and probably your totals, all these need to be evaluated WITH the TSH, not TSH alone.
Generally most drs will put you on synthroid if they conclude your thyroid is not functioning properly, but there are other options. Most people (not all) feel best when put on Armour, some feel fine on synthetics, but there are many options for the synthetics and the natural meds.
IF you are put on meds, you would have to take it every morning on an empty stomach and not eat for at least one hour, you would also need to not take calcium or iron suppliments close to the meds as they inhibit the absorbsion. After being on meds about 1 month, your dr should repeat the bloodwork to see if you need an increase in meds. Treatment should be based on the FREE levels not just the TSH.
Last edited by dea4; 01-26-2005 at 10:17 AM.