Got an appointment tomorrow with my doc to discuss my test results.
My Vit D is low, hormones ok & TSH 'in range'.
However, all my symptoms are pointing to hypo but with an 'in range' TSH of 3.4 (0.2 - 6.0) its doubtful she will prescribe anything.
I seem to remember reading on here that TSH should be below 1 & T£ & T$ near top of range for us to feel healthy/normal, and that if I were in another European country they would treat if TSH was over 3. Not sure if the actual figures are right here so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction of the evident of this.
My friend is a GP nurse & she said I need to go in armed with evidence that my symptoms are thyroid related and evidence of the optimum levels & how other countries treat hypo.
The doc did say last time I saw her (with my BH results where my TSH was above range) that she wouldn't medicate because T3 & 4 were in range which shows my thyroid was working & she didn't want me to go 'the other way'. However, I think I may have read on here that it was impossible for the hypo medication to make you hyper - or I may have misread this. Does anybody know anything about this?
Really sorry for all the questions but I really feel I would benefit from some meds and want to go with some facts.
As an aside my best friends husband has just been diagnosed & she & my husband were chatting & she was telling him (my husband) all about how he (her husband) was before he was diagnosed - apparently a nightmare to live with, grumpy, lethargic, constantly cold, snappy etc. To my horror my husband just sat there nodding & agreed that I was suffering in the same way. I honestly thought that only I could feel how this was effecting me - turns out the whole family have noticed!