Re: What is Borderline Thyroid disorder?
The invention of the TSH test back in the 1970's was truly the undoing of things for thyroid patients.
TSH is a pituitary hormone. When a patient presents with symptoms such as yours, doctors should be looking at the actual THYROID hormones.
Based upon your symptoms, it sounds like you have hypothyroidism.
Please ask your doctor to run the following tests:
FreeT4 (T4 or thyroxine, free, direct)
FreeT3 (triiodothyronine, free, serum)
and you know the doctor will still want to run TSH.
If either/both of your FreeT4/FreeT3 levels is below mid-range, you are hypothyroid.
When you take adequate amounts of thyroid hormone replacement meds, you can expect your symptoms to dissipate.
Dx'd Graves' June 2007..used ATD's, achieved remission Nov '09....went hypo Mar '10
Last edited by cd37; 03-21-2011 at 10:49 AM.