I've attached a list of my symptoms above for reference.
Alright...Here's my question. What does the TSH test specifically look for? Is it looking for a combination of T3 and T4? And if it's low/high, how do they determine what medication is needed without testing the individual levels?
I ask because my doctor has me on Levothyroxine and it does absolutely nothing for the symptoms that I am having (have been taking it for over a year). I noticed that Levothyroxine is supposed to be for T4, but I have LOW levels of T4 .9 (standard 0.7 - 1.5 ng/dL), so why would I be put on T4 medication?
I am trying to understand so that when I go back to the doctors I can have a discussion about other medications that may actually do something positive for once. I should also mention that my TSH levels keep fluctating. Last June (2013) it was .67 and now it's up to 4.22.