Re: Now what?
It sounds like your doctor is only checking pituitary hormone TSH which isn't accurate. The only thing a high TSH level such as yours tell us is that your actual thyroid hormone levels are too low for your body's needs - it doesn't tell us if one level or both is too low.
Please ask your doctor to check your actual thyroid hormone levels - FreeT4 and FreeT3.
Levothyroxine is a T4 med. T4 is our storage hormone and gets converted by the body into T3, the active hormone.
It's not uncommon for people to develop a problem with conversion.
This would be evidenced by a high-in-the-range FreeT4 level and a proportionately lower-in-the-range FreeT3 level....and ongoing hypo symptoms.
If your FreeT3 level is indeed low, you would benefit from the addition of T3 in the form of Cytomel or Armour.
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010
Last edited by sammy64; 06-06-2012 at 12:05 PM.