Originally Posted by FinnMaid
You may have low sex hormones because of HypoT - your TSH is definetely highish so everything is not ok. I started taking birth control pills to "calm me down" several years ago - they did calm me down (I was a nervous wreck before) but they sure didn't help my (other) HypoT symptoms...
You really need to get FT4 and thyroid antibodies checked.
If one doctor won't test, get one who will! You're free to do that. I'd suggest, common sense, not expertise, changing as often as you feel you need to, until you find someone who's compatible.
I guess all (?) Allergists are also Immunologists, ask, and will test for whatever you want, both your Antibodies, both Frees, and there are a couple of tests for arthritis, most anything. I forgot to add liver, just in case I'm not converting enough T3, but really think my energy is okay for my age. Good luck.