| | TSH of 63, Feel Great, What is this?
Recently had a blood test just to check things out...last one was about 3 years ago. Funny thing is, I feel fine, and have what I would describe as no symptoms whatsoever. I am 47, male, and have a slim/athletic build, low blood pressure.
I've never really had a PCP so I found one and when he saw this, he wondered how I was even standing before him with such a high TSH. He thought it had to be an error so I was re-tested and it came out as 56, but my T4 is low: .64 (normal .61-1.76).
His diagnosis is Hashimoto's but I am not exhibiting any of the common indicators - not even one. He said my thyroid is failing but he could not explain why I had no symptoms whatsoever of Hashimoto's.
My sister had Hashi symptoms about 6 years ago, and ended up getting a thyroid scan with contrast. Funny thing is, when she drank the contrast solution (mainly iodine) just prior to the scan, she instantly felt better. The "cloud" or lack of mental concentration lifted and she felt "cured." She never had problems again, even though she is tested every 6 months. However, she maintains a better diet since she is very allergic and is borderline celiac disease (allergic to wheat products). She never took a single dose of thyroid medicine.
My PCP thinks she is an anomaly and is going strictly "by the numbers" in my case. He recommends synthroid right away, even though I feel fine. He noticed my hesitation and agreed to recommend an endocrinologist. Anybody heard of this? Thx,