I'm enclosing the link to this study:
Here is an excerpt:
“The problem I have found is that too often women are told their thyroid is normal without having the complete thyroid test done. Of course, what most people and many physicians don’t realize is that a ‘normal range’ on a laboratory report is just that: a range. A given person may require higher or lower levels to feel well and to function optimally. I think we must look at the lab test results along with the clinical picture described by the patient I have a series of more than 100 patients, all but two are women, who had a normal TSH and turned out to have significantly elevated thyroid anti-bodies that meant they needed thyroid medication in order to feel normal,” Dr. Vliet says. “This type of oversight is particularly common with a disease call thyroiditis which is 25 times more common in females than males. A woman may experience symptoms of the disease for months to years before the TSH goes up”
This fits nicely with the UK research which states the condition may not rest with the thyroid but with the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus."
I wonder if others have a feeling that something isn't right with their thyroid but it's come back normal? have you been able to do anything about it? Have you been able to be prescribed thyroxin or anything else even with a normal result?