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Old 08-05-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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Is this low?

Hello all,
I'm new to this board. Went for my annual physical last week and the doctor (actually a nurse practitioner) I saw (not my regular) was very thorough and suggested a wellness check. Symptoms I told her about were mainly slight fatigue, insomnia, and weight gain; I put to stress and age. My husband's place of employment shut down last Friday and Saturday was the last day of insurance so I put a rush on my annual. And with a car ready to die, youngest going to college in 2 weeks and now the job, well... sounded possible. Anyways, the report showed my thyroid as .30. Remember, I am clueless to all of this. They showed the norm to be .38-.68; I believe. Did some reading, possibly B6 or B12? Anyone have any comments? Worth a try? Our insurance is out! The NP recommended me seeing someone else who could prescribe a med.
Thanks so much!

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Old 08-05-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Re: Is this low?

Hmmm the numbers don't make much sense to me. You need to get a copy of your labs and post here with the ranges. Your symptoms sound hypo though.
Without insurance you are really between a rock and a hard place. You will need more testing done and medication. Fortunately the meds aren't hugely expensive. But of course once you are tagged with a pre-existing condition you won't be able to get insurance unless you've got Cobra (or they actually accomplish health reform).

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