Lack of knowledge, experience
Originally Posted by paperclippy
So why is it that the normal range goes up to 4.5 or 5.5? Why was I told I was fine the first time around? Why did I have to let it get so bad before getting diagnosed? Is this some failure of the medical system, or is it that I personally have a different "normal" range for myself?
would be my best answer to the first question. Same thing happened to me. It was 2 weeks after I'd had one enlarged, non-cancerous Thy-lobe removed. My TSH came back 4.73
and I was told NORMAL & didn't know to QUESTION my Doctor. She didn't THINK to hand me another lab slip as I'd just had Thy surgery
, but did comment how GOOD my neck looked. And though I saw her a few more times in next months, it was *me* asking the right question
before I got on Thyroid med. It wasn't rocket science as I was down to ONE thy lobe