Amending my last post
Back in '08 - I was diagnosed with Hashimotos - the endocrinologist prescribed no meds (told me TSH of 3.65 was within the normal range) but ordered a thyroid ultrasound (showed 2 nodules) - he reordered them again this time and the scan said "both lobes diffusely altered in texture - right lobe shows a hypoechoic nodule with coarse calcification, a second isoechoic solid nodule and a new third nodule" visible in this last scan (the scan of 9/08 only had the two nodules). don't have a clue what any of that means.
Went to my endo yesterday for lab/scan results -
the first test (9/08 the TSH was 3.65)
in April of this year (TSH was 4.4)
the latest TSH was 5.69
with a T3Total of 1.59 (range is .80 - 1.7) and
a FreeT4 of 1.0 (range is .7 - 2.2)
When i asked the doctor about the TSH number increase - and if meds would be required - he said no everything was "fairly stable". I'm experiencing heart palpatations, increasing intolerance to cold, forget darn near everything it seems, and generally stressed to the max most days. - that TSH number increase doesn't seem so stable to me, but maybe it is a common occurence. Should i change doctors? seek a second opinion? Any advise/experience would be a great help.