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Thyroid Disorders board


Being that your tsh is elevated................the 2.9 is high, let alone the 4.4 shows you have something going on............being that your thyroid is also enlarged you have probably been hypo for awhile. Your thyroid will enlarge when it is being attacked by antibodies and although those don't appear elevated on this test..........they are there so have them rechecked in a few months.............mine were always like yours appear and then all of the sudden they skyrocketed so keep an eye on them.

I think a dr who doesn't recognize that you have something going on is one I would leave. You don't want to get to the point where you have lots of hypo things going on and he starts suggesting other things because he doesn't know enough about thyroid issues.

With an elevated tsh and an enlarged thyroid a trial of some replacement med would be in order Here is the key................you have to take enough synthroid to help your thyroid..........if you take too small of a dose you actually slow down the whole process. Your thyroid is enlarging because it is working harder and harder to produce the right hormones...........if you give it a taste of synthroid it will actually slow it down because it is just enough help for it to take a breather but not enough help for things to go on as they need to be...................

We were all new to this at one point............it is not hard to figure out but just takes some time and understanding so you can be at your best health and not let dr's ruin your day to day living with their lack of knowledge.

Get a second............third, get a fifth opinion if that is what it takes to get the right answers.

Best of luck,
Karen