Re: Interesting labs - typical Hashi's I suppose
Yes, I'm sure that my endo is increasing my dose based on TSH alone at this time. He has mentioned more than once that he does not agree with the lab ranges of 0.4 to 5.5 and that he thinks TSH should be between 1.0 and 2.0 with thyroid Rx. I'm guessing that's the optimal number he has in mind. For me, the optimal number will be whatever number I'm at when I'm totally symptom free.
He knows I still have hypO symptoms and I feel pretty certain that he believes that my symptoms will go away completely if he can just get my TSH down to 1.0.
After every dose increase I have felt good for several days. Then I go back and forth between feeling ok and not ok. I never feel great or acceptable or leveled. 88mcg has been the worst so far. I started feeling better, but it was short lived. I'm hoping that 100 mcg is a big improvement.
Although I am encouraged by my other lab results (other than TSH), I'm sick of the water retention, swollen body, constipation, irritation, mood swings, tiredness, sleeplessness, etc. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude, but some days I'm just snarky and intolerable. Seems pretty typical for a Hashi's patient, from the posts I read on this board.