Re: Thyroid tests "normal" but I still feel crappy!
Your mother is right.
It seems so many people had to fight to get diagnosed - you can read some of the stories about this in the personal stories section on here.
You are clearly hypo. How do I know this? By looking at your FreeT4 level (you posted it as "T4" but I can tell it's the better FreeT4 test based upon the ranges).
Your FreeT4 level is a measurement of your actual thyroid hormones - a more accurate indicator of thyroid function vs. pituitary hormone TSH.
Most people feel/function best with FreeT4 levels in the upper third of the range, if not higher.
Your level is below mid-range....you have obvious hypothyroid symptoms.
Please continue to doctor-shop until you find one that will Rx levothyroxine for you - it's obvious you need it.
One way to find a "with-it" doctor is to call your pharmacy and get contact info for doctors that Rx Armour and/or Cytomel. These are both thyroid hormone replacement meds that "with-it" doctors Rx.
You could also ask anyone and everyone you know if they know of any "good" doctors for treating the thyroid.
After dealing with 3 clueless endos and a clueless GP, I found a "with-it" internist via my nail tech.
Best of luck to you - please keep us posted.
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010
Last edited by sammy64; 04-01-2011 at 05:58 AM.