Thanks for your reply. It was very informative. I do know what my results were actually off the top of my head. The doctor only tested my TSH both times, and from what I have read and like you stated, that really isn't enough...but you know doctors, they don't listen to you, they just listen to what they have been taught. Anyhow, the first TSH test was 1.64 (.5-5.0) and the second was 1.21 (.5-5.0) which from everything I understand is in the normal range. I do however also undestand that testing this alone is not the best indicator, but alas, that is all they would test. The first time I was tested it was on my doctor's advice due to family history and a few things she picked up during a routine check up, which were elevated pulse and what she called "brisk" reflexes. She was great, but unfortunately the office that I go to is part of the local hospital here and a lot of the doctors are only there to complete their residency I guess, and then they leave, so she is now gone. Anyway, I guess I just kind of figured that after two "normal" tests that it wasn't going anywhere and they weren't going to take it any further, so that was that. I probably should ask to be tested again, but I guess I feel stupid even asking...I know, don't yell!
Anway, some of the things that I have experienced are as follows: Racing heart on a daily basis (not all day but at different times and instances throughout the day) minor but noticeable weight loss without really trying to lose weight, huge appetite, bloating, constipation and then the opposite, and psoriasis that is out of control, not to mention all the daily aches and pains that seem unwarrented...these are the things I have noticed on my own. Now for what the doctors have said...gerd (which I am not sure about because the doctor who dx this also asked me if the bloating pain in my stomach was as painful as say childbirth, although I have never experienced that because I have no children
) migraines due to hormones (I had constant migranes from about age 11 to 12 and just recently after stopping birth control after being on it two years have these went away) and bad enough PMS that I was given some medicine to take days before starting each month to control the PMS symptoms that I have experiencing. And that is about it. I guess I am just wondering because so many people in my family tell me how much I remind them of my mom's sister (the one with graves) not only looks and personalitiy but physically. They say when she was younger there was ALWAYS somethign wrong with her and I guess to them I am the same way. She wasn't diagnosed w/Graves until I'd say her late fourties but sometimes I wonder if all the little things that she complained of didn't really add up this undiscovered disease that she ended up having? So I guess my question now is, what do I do? Do I just wait and keep begging them to check or what? I know none of my problems are major, but I guess that I've just gotten so used to having them that they feel normal to me anymore. It's frustrating to feel like these are normal parts of life when obviously they aren't, but after a while, it's like, what do you do?