Re: Question on test again?
Welcome, Linda. Without your blood test results or symptoms, it's hard to know why your doctor responded by ordering new tests. It may be that he is checking for more recent results. (I do not know when the lab tests you brought were completed.) Or he may be ordering a more complete panel and had the T3, T4 and TSH done at the same time for reference. Every lab has different "normal" ranges, so it is best to check them with respect to other results.
As far as symptoms go, not everyone fits into the expected pattern. Some people GAIN weight when hyper, and some hypo folks are quite thin.
The Paxil may interact with any thyroid meds you are given, so you may want to have a discussion about that when he talks to you about treatment.
You can learn a lot about thyroid disease from our 2-page Information Archive thread: <A HREF="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html</A>
There is also a lot of useful information at <A HREF="http://www.endocrineweb.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.endocrineweb.com/</A> and <A HREF="http://thyroid.about.com/mbody.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://thyroid.about.com/mbody.htm</A>
Let us know what happens.<p>[This message has been edited by ArtfulD (edited 04-20-2002).]