Hi All! I will appreciate your helps and opinions. I have most of the hypothyroidism symptoms. Weight management became a nightmare for last 2 years despite the very careful diet and exercise. I have low ferritin and vit D deficiency, which as far as I know may be an indirect result of hypothyroidism. I easily feel cold and I have mood swings. I became even more depressed recently because of chasing after the reason why I am experiencing all these problems. My father and my grandmother/her sister too, have tyroid diseases. We have checked everything else that might cause my problems, everything seemed okay. The last endoc told me I have an anorexic mind and I should go to a psychiatrist and get medicated for that!! Seriously, I am a 175 cm, and 63 kgs woman! I am not overweight for sure but I am not eating properly to maintain this normal weight, and it has affected my social life deeply. I am gaining weight (I was 5 kgs less 2 years ago), slowly just because I am fighting with it so strictly. Imagine being always on diet. I was totally normal until last 2 years.I have read many articles on secondary/central hypothyroidisim, I guess I found out my problem. So frustring that doctors don't even know it! Here are my results;
FT3: 3.70 (3.10 - 6.80 range)
FT4: 12.20 (12.00 - 22.00 range)
TSH: 1.65 (0.30 - 4.00 range)
What do you think? I know some seconday/central hypo patients have lower results, and mine don't seem like the worst, but I think my results explain my sympotms and I should get medicated for secondary hypo. I will take all the articles I found and highlighted to another doctor. But if he doesn't give me medication, do you think I should self medicate with T4 - 25 mcg to start with and then get blood tests every once in 6 weeks, increase it step by step until I get my FT4 and FT3 to the mid range.
And do I need to check my TRH level too?
Thank you so much in advance!