I'm a new member and this is my first post.
I have a favor of each of you. I want your opinion of what you would do if you were in my situation.
Heres my quick story:
I'm 28 years old. I've always felt a little strange and have never known why. Sluggish, bad memory, slow thinker... Six months ago I took a healh fair blood test simply because it was available, not because I was searching for an answer to the strangeness. When I received the results, they reveiled that my TSH level was 6.5, higher than the average range. As anyone would, I did research and learned that the strangeness could be attributed to my thyroid.
I then found a vitamin that boosted the thyroid containing iodine and other stuff. After taking it for a couple months, I felt better - less tired, faster thinking...and decided to retake the TSH test. The results this time indicated my TSH was 4.2.
However, based off these results I was prescribed synthroid of 75 mcg.
Surfing for information, I looked up synthroid and read something alarming. ...Once someone takes synthroid, their thyroid will never produce hormone as good as it once did - they would take it the rest of their life.
I realize a TSH of 4.2 is borderline high and have a dilema.
1.)I can take synthroid and potentially feel better but be dependant on taking a pill the rest of my days
2.)I felt better after taking the vitamin and can live with a 4.2 TSH
Here are my questions:
1.)What should I do? Was my research about synthroid dependancy correct?
2.) Does it 'feel' so much better to have a TSH of 1 than 4.2?
3.)For those that know something about synthroid, is 75 mcg a suitable dose given my TSH and age (28)?
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by ScottDenver; 08-22-2008 at 10:31 PM.