Had routine bloodwork done at dr. office because they had none on file for me. I was NOT told they would order a thyroid test of any kind. (I had specifically asked.) TSH came back .008 and a very concerned nurse called to say I needed a thyroid ultrasound.
I have been taking Thiroyd (2.5 60mg pills/day currently) starting in July 2015. Took Armour back in 2007-2012 on a year, and then off a year, under a dr.'s care (Integrative dr. in a different state), with diagnosis of hypo, but now am self-medicating. (Long story- I kept thinking back in 2007-2012 that my body would "fix" itself but then would end up back at the dr.'s, desperate for energy to function...) Also, back then, I never tested outside normal ranges for TSH. I was tested for all the T's and had a ratio that the integrative dr. thought needed addressed with Armour during those years.) Since then, I have tried seemingly every over the counter thyroid help since 2012 before trying Thiroyd and feel like Thiroyd is helping a lot. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia way back in 2002 so unfortunately know what low energy/barely functioning is like.
I told the nurse the truth and she scared me to death saying I could go to jail for this... Sounds like I may lose my current dr. if he is of the same mind... I'm sad because he's been a great doctor for our family and knows his stuff.
Am I likely overmedicating if at .008?
Thanks for your kind opinion on my situation.