I'm a 26 year old female who recently went to the doctor because my energy levels were low, my hair was falling out, my fingertips were very wrinkled, skin was dry, felt very depressed, and I felt more sensitive to cold than usual. I had also noticed weight gain, though all through my life I've always been underweight so this wasn't bothering me too much.
I was tested for various things, including hypothyroidism. My TSH came back as being 8.3, my free T4 was 14.2, and my anti-TPO was at 120. My doctor said I had subclinical hypothyroidism and that I should just leave it for another 6 months. I complained about this and he gave me a prescription of Thyroxine.
I haven't started taking the Thyroxine yet because I believe other tests should have been done - am I right in thinking my T3 should also be checked? Is it unusual for someone to have elevated levels of TSH, T4 and TPO - this seems quite conflicting to me.I don't want to start medicating only for it to send me hyper.
My doctor was very dismissive of me despite the fact that my symptoms are bad, and he doesn't seem to be that knowledgable about thyroid problems. I'm a bit unsure about the next step to take, and would appreciate any advice.