Re: Help, more confused now
That doctor is an IDIOT!
First of all, you should in no way be on Meth as its a thyroid SUPRESSOR and your T4 is extremely low normal. You do not want it to go lower. You will be extremely hypo on thyroid blockers and it will probably do nothing for your TSH because your thyroid is probably not the problem.
Next - he IS missing something. You need to get a pituitary MRI with contrast. With that low (HYPOthyroid) T4, your TSH should be a lot higher. They should be able to see just about any tumor on the pituitary, even if its small.
You have a problem with communication somewhere in the system. Either your hypothalamus is not talking to your pituitary gland or your pituitary is not talking to your thyroid properly and you need to find out why. I would think the end result would end up being a pituitary adenoma if anything which can be surgically removed.
If you think about the process, something is not right. TSH rises due to input from the pituitary. When the body does not have enough hormone the pituitary is stimulated by the hypothalamus which sends a signal to the thyroid to increase production. Your pituitary is saying "ok, Mr. Thyroid, we have enough juice in our system now so we are going to keep that TSH real low for now" but that is not true. Your Free #'s are low. The only reason your T3 total is high is becasue its your body's attempt to keep you alive from being too hypothyroid. Me and you have almost the exact same numbers except my TSH is 12 and yours is 0.15...see what I mean?
Last edited by nastyhashi; 06-03-2005 at 02:38 PM.