Re: help with understanding numbers
Most doctors test only TSH, and lots of times, they misinterpret the results. Most labs use a range broader than the .3-3.0 that the Amer. Assn. of Clinical Endos recommends. TSH alone is simply not a good enough indicator of anything, especially not when you have symptoms that are possibly thyroid-related.
Get a copy of the results from the test(s) you had. You have a right to that under federal law, so don't be embarrassed to ask for it. If you're comfortable posting the results with their lab reference ranges here, we can help you interpret what they mean.
If you had only the TSH test, start working up your gumption to ask for additional tests... namely another TSH, free T4, free T3, and TPO and Tg antibodies.
Good luck... Let us know!