Re: confused hypo or hyper?
You would know for sure if your doctor did a free t4, and even a free t3, if those were low in range, you would be more accurate than tsh alone. But your tsh if anything, points to hypothyroid rather than hyperthyroid. That is why your doctor is starting you out on hormone.
That being said, you really can't go by symptoms---I've been both for certain reasons and periods of my life, and the symptoms really overlap---you can be sleepless with both, you can lose hair with both, you can be tired with both, you can have joint pain with both---you need bloodwork to figure out what's wrong.