I've recently been told I have hypothyroidism with a TSH level of 6.5, having two years previously being told I was borderline at 4.5. I just wanted to know;
- What exactly this means relative to what your level "should be"?
- Is this sufficient to cause symptoms?
- Do my symptoms correspond with this?
I've had poor health for some time, mainly fatigue, weakness, dizziness, vertigo and pins&needles sensations, which match with the HYPO diagnosis. However; I also have some shaking/trembling (which may be attributed to the muscle weakness) and pulse irregularities, which seems correspond to HYPER-thyroidism.
Is this contradictory or is it possible to experience a spectrum of symptoms related to thyroid irregularities? I've been prescribed lexothyroxine but am yet to start it so cannot attribute it to that.
I generally felt it wasn't explained to me well at the GP's (I have a repeat app coming up) and just wondered if anyone could shed light on how this relates to their own levels/symptoms. Much appreciated if anyone can be bothered to read and answer