Re: Lab Results
Familial hypothyroidism is usually due to Hashi's. There are two tests for it, anti-TPO and anti-Tg. Were you tested for both? Even if they were negative, the tests aren't infallible and are false negative up to 20% of the time.
Yes, you're hypoT. The TSH above 2, combined with low-normal FTs seals the deal. Now all you have to do is convince an MD.
I'm in St. Louis and see Dr. Wessling in Webster Groves for thyroid. Previous to that, my ex-PCP refused to treat, and the endo who confirmed my diagnosis refused to prescribe anything but Synthroid, which I couldn't take. That's when I found Dr. W. Even though he practices as an "alternative" doc, he's MD'd, so insurance pays for my visits.
Please report back if you find your Dr. Right. I'm always looking for other options in case I ever have to find a new doc. I warn you though... endos are the least likely specialty to give you your diagnosis. Maybe you'll get lucky... I hope so!
Last edited by midwest1; 08-01-2009 at 12:15 AM.