Re: hypothyroidism....do you think i have it?
Yes, you have it. If you have symptoms, you should treat now and not wait till TSH reaches 10. That's an archaic criterion for treating hypothyroidism. It's now understood that TSH above 2 is probably a hypothyroid level if symptoms are present.
Hypothyroidism is sometimes temporary but it most often is not. If you have few to no symptoms, you can choose to wait it out and see if TSH falls below 2, where it can be considered truly "normal". If you feel bad, though, you have nothing to lose by finding a more enlightened MD who will treat you now.
Edit to add: Your TSH having fallen by about 2.5 points is meaningless. It can fluctuate that much within a 24 hour period. It doesn't necessarily mean it's getting better.
Last edited by midwest1; 07-24-2009 at 04:53 PM.