What the heck do these numbers mean!? 2.56 TSH!?
Recently I've had a ton of symptoms.
Nausea, Headache, Fatigue(bout 2 weeks), dark urine, joint pains, abdominal pains(all over but sometimes upper right side), macular rash on chest, low grade fever(99.1), easily bruising, long time for wounds to heal, itchy skin all over, lower back pain, loss of appetite, weight loss(15lbs), bone pain, chills, and night sweats.
Some of these symptoms only lasted 2 days, others 2 weeks, and others come and go. I've read the symptoms on both kinds of Thyroid Disorders and have found that I have conflicting symptoms. For example, I'll have the "Losing weight despite normal or increased appetite" symptom of hyperthyroidism but also the "Poor tolerance to cold temperatures" symptom of hypothyroidism.
Anyway, on to the test results. My doctor had me do a number of tests including Hep B, C, and Syphilis... all came back NEGATIVE. But Thyroid TSH isn't as simple as saying positive or negative. Here is what it says:
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, 3rd Gen
TSH 3rd Gen (mIU/L): 2.56(0.40 - 4.50) mIU/L
The heck does that mean!? What's worse is that I really can't grasp anything about this disorder. I can read about viruses, and transmission of said viruses, and other diseases, conditions, and disorders but for some reason I don't understand anything about Thyroid disorders.
Can someone seriously dumb it all down for me?
I'm scared. Being diagnosed with GERD drove me nuts, seeing as I would have to take meds for it. Will this be the same thing?
There a cure for this?
I suspect my anxiety has something to do with it, could controlling my anxiety stop this?
Are my test results good or bad?
Thank you all in advance!