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Old 02-26-2009, 10:51 PM   #4
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Re: tsh of 19

Hi Sharon,
Sorry to hear that you still feel unwell. How long have you been diagnosed?

ln my layman's opinion l would say that you need an increase in meds if you have been on that dose for more than 8/10 weeks and still feel ill. Most people feel better when their TSH is 1 or under.

ln the UK and the rest of the world by the looks of it, the doctors rely purely on the TSH results and ignore how the patient feels. This is why there are lots of informative sites like this one, if doctors learned from their patients we wouldn't need to trawl the internet.

l digress, l'm sorry to say, Sharon, that your case is quite common.

Have you joined any UK forums at all?
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