Quote from kelcon:Thank you for your response. In looking at my test results again the Free T4 is at the low end and the TSH is at the high end of normal range. I hope I picked a good endocrinologist. I've got an appointment in mid-April. One office I called was not taking new patients until August!
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Hi Kel!
Please post the actual numbers and your lab ranges when asked about test results. Since labs differ in different areas for their "normals" it's always a good idea to do this.
The TSH is no longer normal at the high end with 5.0, but rather 3.0 and now is being considered to drop below 3, hence the reason for all the accuracy questions. So you can see, we need to see numbers.
It's a good idea never to assume doctors know everything.....they don't. When it comes to thyroids, most, but not all, are still in the dark ages, and likely to stay there. Many of us have had to go from doctor to doctor until we find one that listens to symptoms and orders the right lab work. To defend themselves, they stick with using only Synthroid, ask you wait months to see if your symptoms clear up by themselves, and only use the TSH, and/or the FT4. The FT3 is equally important, whereas the TSH is of little value as it only measures the pituitary response to the thyroid level already there.
Waiting to here! :) [/FONT]