Originally Posted by mcaimless
So why did he lower your Synthroid? Were you experiencing hyper symptoms?
Just how low is your TSH? Do you have Hashimoto's? It can cause some pretty big fluctuations with TSH. TSH is from the pituitary and you can have it imaged to check for tumors if this is a concern but you still need to treat your hypothryoidism.
Get some real bloodwork done and see where your Free T3 and Free T4 levels are. If you haven't been tested for antibodies get the TPO-Ab and TG-Ab done. If you are tired and putting weight back on you are likely hypo and need more thyroid hormones.
I don't know if I have hashimotos, when this all started my TSH was 9, he put me on 125mcg of Synthroid and sent me on my merry way for 6 weeks. Re-tested, I dropped to .02, he said, THAT was too low, (even though I told him I felt good) no hyper symptoms, he put me on 75mcg anyway. Six weeks later I re-test again, now I am at .01, still dropping, that is what concerned him. He feels since he lowered my dose then my TSH should have come up. It did not. I told him on the 75 I started gaining weight again and was feeling more sluggish.
He took more blood to do further testing and sent me for the ultrasound. That is where I stand today. I hope to see him by weeks end to see what he has to say.
I know, it's confusing, I'm sorry. I just wondered if that had happend to anyone else, where there synthroid was lowered but their TSH still dropped AND they started having hypo symptoms again.
Thanks for all your insight, I do appreciate it.