I have been feeling unwell for almost a year now. Pinched nerves in shoulders, sinus problems, etc. Dr ordered a full blood panel last week since my odd feelings have become chronic. I have been cold since January. Basal Temp under arm in morning is between 96.4 - 97.4. Temp at head is is 97.6 avg nightly. Hands are so cold and clammy which is odd since I used to run around in the snow with a t-shirt. Hands do not change color, but some of the fine feeling comes and goes plus carpal tunnel like numbness. I am tired, and have trouble being motivated which is not typical for me. Here is what Quest Diagnostic labs came back with.
TSH 3rd Gen 0.67 (0.40-4.50)
T4 Free 1.4 (0.8-1.8)
T3 Total 99 (76-181)
Testosterone 200 (241-827)
Dr was going to run an EMG for tremor in arm but once labs came back said that thyroid was fine and that the low T was most likely the cause of all my problems. Injections 1x weekly for a month and re-evaluate. He did not even want to know why the T was low.
Should I look for another Dr who will look at the thyroid issues or is my Dr right? Can Low-T cause Thyroid or vis a versa? I can't understand if I should press the thyroid issue after reading all the post here. Thanks
Thanks CD for your kindness. I have and do have many of the hypo symptoms. Except- I am losing weight (cross train 4-5 days per week) and am not losing eyebrows. I shave my head, so don't know about the hair. (started losing it at 20 am not in mid 30s) and finger nails grow fast.
It seems like I have lossed the mositure out of my fingers. What I mean is that paper and drinking glasses for example seem to stick to my fingers. I can not find this to be a symptom. Thanks again for your quick response and kindness.