New Results -- Officially Hypo but will she treat me?
I think I'm officially hypo, and I'm glad. Why? Because I have felt hypo for 2-1/2 years, but always came within the reference range. So no one would treat me. Here are my results, with reference ranges:
TSH = 3.180 (.35-5.50)
Free T4 = .82 (.61 - 1.76)
T3 Total = 107 (60-181)
Any thoughts/comments? I also got all my records from my endo., and they show the test of a year ago was positive for thyroid antibodies:
Thyroid peroxidase AB = 35.1 (<2)
As I have noted before, I have a heavy, heavy family history of hypoT and a sister with Hashi's.
My problem is one of the documents I saw in my file was a letter from my endo to my psy. dated 12/15/03 which stated "I consider a TSH greater than 4 abnormal. In recent studies, it did not appear that patients who had positive antithyroid antibodies benfited from thyroid hormone unless they were hypothyroid."
At that time, I was at TSH of 2.5, and she did not prescribe thyroid hormone.
I see her on Feb. 3. How should I approach her now that my TSH is over 3? I know for a fact that is the new AACE guideline.
HELP & advice are needed!