Hyperthyroid - just treat symptoms?
My TSH has declined over the past 5 years. It used to be 3-3.8, and I was never treated. I had all the symptoms of hypothyroid (weight gain, basal temperature of 97-97.5, 1/3 end of eyebrow missing, fatigue, dry skin. I also have other health problems, like joint pain, numbness, which could be due to something else, I have hepC and had lyme disease.
I grew very large nodules one and two centimeters. My TSH is now 0.4. The endo said "we like to see it at least 1.0" but he did not tell me to come back, just had his nurse call me and say all the tests were normal.
My primary said I am better off just treating the symptoms. I was on cortef for low cortisol and orthostatic hypotension for a year and a half, and maybe she figures these symptoms will go away after a while now that I am off the steroids.