Having read yet another post by Mary Shomon, regarding the various TSH ranges (0.5-5.0, 0.3-3.0, etc.), I started having a conversation within myself. I know many of you are stuck with doctors who use only TSH+T4, and who won't do other tests such as FT3; and that these doctors are likely to say you are "normal" if your TSH is *anywhere* in the range. But I know that I did not feel well until I got my TSH to 0.5, the bottom of the traditional range (although I will confess that I had to add T3 to get there). So my question to those of you who are stuck with clueless doctors: have you ever tried telling your doctor that you want your TSH at the BOTTOM of the TSH range, and that you know what hyperthyroid feels like so you will back off dosage if you feel hyper coming on? If so, what did your doctor say to you?
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