I think my husband is hyperthyroid, dr. says NO
I would like some opinions from those here that are familiar with hyperthyroid problems and reference ranges. My husband has been experiencing what I believe to be hyperthyroid symptoms for years, I finally got him to go get some tests ran. The doctor only does a TSH test, said he felt "no need" to do Free T4 or T3.........(I understand that is suppose to be important tests to do, but he did not do them.) My husbands TSH came back at .825. He only told my husband what the number was, did not give him reference ranges. I know that "normal" is considered to be between .03 and 3., I believe. The doctor told my husband his thyroid level is normal and he is fine.
My husband gets tremors, shakiness in his hands at times (alot), has alot of anxiety and much irritiablily, hot temper flare ups, and the most physically noticeable symptom he has is PROFUSE sweating upon the slightest exertion. He is hot all the time, never is cold........he sweats when he does anything physical to the point of it running down his foreheas and dripping off his nose, has to change clothes at least twice a day when he home working (we live on a ranch). Every stitch is soaked. Many times he gets very pale with red splotches all over his body when he is excerted himself and sweating like this. It worries me. The doctor shrugged at this, didnt' seem concerned. He has frequent loose bowels, always saying "must have been something I ate" but the rest of the family has no problems and we ate the same thing..........and he gets this rash, red, small bumps on the back of his neck and bend of his elbows that is itchy, and he only seems to get them when he is very stressed out, which often as he gets upset and irritated very easily. He is moody, negative and seems depressed because he gripes so much and has every reason to be in a good mood. His cholesterol stays a little too high much of the time, he has heart palpitations. At times he has very irrational opinions coupled with bursts of anger, out of no where.........And his eyes don't have that severe "wide eyed look", but they are more prominent than most, and at the outside corners, above his eye lid, he has these thick "pockets" that bulge a little beside each eye. I am concerned.
Does anyone think he can still be hyper with his .825 tsh, and that he should go to another doctor, or is he likely "normal" and the mood swings, hands trembling, sweating and constant irritiablily just "him" and not a thyroid problem??????? I know his outlook on his daily life could be so much more positive, and I really thin its something physical. Can anyone give some advice? Thanks.