Re: Lab Help??? MD not helpful!
We have found that many MD's just don't understand thyroid disease even if they are aware of the recommended ranges for TSH.
There are people who have "normal" (aka in-range) TSH and even suppressed TSH yet are still dealing with hypothyroidism.
Thyroid-savvy doctors know that thyroid status is always determined by looking at the actual FreeT4 and FreeT3 thyroid hormone levels and not just pituitary hormone TSH.
In addition, those same doctors know that healthy people have FreeT4 levels near the high end of the range and FreeT3 levels in the upper half/upper third of the range.
This stuff is in thyroid textbooks yet, it seems many doctors cheated their way through thyroid class.
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010