Re: Help with thyroid question
I feel so bad when I read these posts.... So many people come on here and they say the same thing and it's SO clear it's a thyroid problem but docs will look at the tsh and say"you're normal." The thing is if that's a FREE T-4 level that is probably too low for most people. It's too bad we didn't all have these levels checked when we felt right to compare how they change with thyroid disease. The fact that your thyroid is enlarged shows that something is wrong and it swells to try to work harder to struggle against the low levels that are not right for you. You have the classic symptoms. You could ask for a FREE T-3 level too. They have to be the free levels,totals aren't reliable. It seems the one they tested on you is probably the free T-4.Do you have the lab ranges? The only thing you can do is keep trying other docs until someone will help you. Sometimes endos aren't always the best but you could find out (from a pharmacist) which in your area prescribe Cytomel or Armour,they might be more open minded. Docs who just go by tsh, forget it, unless you are over the range like a tsh of 5, they won't treat, it's really a shame.
p.s. the fact that your Mom AND grandmother had this issue, makes it even more likely that it's thyroid for sure.
Last edited by Bran'sNana; 07-05-2012 at 12:01 PM.