Thyroid Test results / conundrum
This past August or September, I finally confronted a major issue for me. Although not overeating, I had over the previous year gained over 100 pounds. TSH test results came back indicating I was probably hypo and needed either more testing or a trial of Synthroid.
Finally, I asked to be referred to an endocrinologist.
Most recent lab results:
FT3 - 4.29
FT4 - 1.15
TSH - 1.720
While on Synthroid .05.
Note: During my consult with the endocrinologist in January, she had significant difficulty in finding and feeling my thyroid.
I don't feel much difference from last September or October when I started these medications. I am, overall, less fatigued in general now than I was when I first started. However, I still feel fatigued, achy and tired to the point where exercising is daunting.
Lowering caloric intake (and being careful about what I eat) has not reduced my weight, at all.
By the way, I'm try to get the lab ranges for these tests as well as my previous lab results. Unfortunately, this is like pulling teeth for some reason. Neither my GP nor my endocrinologist feel inclined to return phone calls.
I'm guessing at this point that I probably do not have a thyroid problem at all. I'd like suggestions for what could be up.