TAG! Your hypothyroid.
Welcome to our thyroid dysfunctional family. I am sorry that it looks like your thyroid is being a pain in the neck, but know you are not alone.
Hey ladies, I do get around don't I. And my eyes burn when people type about me. Here are some facts I have been digging up for another male that is not recieving adequate care. Look over this thread, please it will save on my typing. It has the basic normal range information for today.. not the 1970's. Only someone 30 years behind the curve considers a TSH of 5 normal.
I am all for a retest. Lab techs can make errors and can be sleep deprived too! The tests you need are:
TSH 3rd Gen
TPOAb and TGAb
It is possible if you had a dormant case of Hashimoto's that it woke up and hammered your thyroid. Ask about in your family.. the ladies are the first you should ask.. because we rule in the area of thyroid dysfunction. If you have Graves and Hashimoto's sufferers in your line.. it is almost a guarantee. Do you have any symptoms? Maybe you do and you are blaming some other disorder for them. Early on it is possible to treat all the symptoms as individual conditions. It isn't until the thyroid flounders and dies that you can not keep going.
I would be interested to see what normal was a few months ago. Get a copy of all lab work from the last few years. Such a comparison may show you a trend or a period where some event occured to cause a shift. My event was my pregnancy 5 years ago. I don't think that is your issue, but mono, bacterial infections, hormone fluxes, and more can activate or deactivate the thyroid. Normal is not always optimal for you. That is the motto of many on this board.