Originally Posted by janes40
I have Hypothyroid. On 7/02 my TSH reading was 0.699. On 4/08 my test showed TSH was 0.128. I have been so tired, can't hardley function. My dr. has increased my meds twice within the last six weeks from 112MCG tab and again to 100MCG tablets. I called my dr. 8/1/08 and nurse said my TSH reading is now 300. Should I wait for low TSH numbers on my blood tests to increase or see a specialist? Any thoughts would be appreciated. I am on a lot of high blood pressure meds. Thanks sincerely.
I'll take a stab at it, since there are so many posts today yours has slipped way down on the page and may get overlooked.
Normal TSH is within whatever Range the local lab says it is, oldest ones about .34 to about 50(?) and more up to date ones now starting at .026 or 7, just had blood drawn at one of those this morning myself.
So 300 is just unheard of! I'd get to someone else for treatment fast! Yesterday or sooner. Many of us have to change doctors a lot because some didn't study thyroid much or may have forgotten. We're always complaining about it, you'll see if you stick around. They usually don't know to order both of the two Frees that you need, to compare instead of looking at just the TSH, but a very abnormal TSH is noticeable and relevant. Some of the others will hopefully notice this and tell you more.
I'd just take the very first appointment you can get, and later go somewhere else if it doesn't turn out well. Too bad this is a weekend. Sympathy and Good Luck.