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September 10th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Hello Ladies, i need some help.. I was DX with a hypothyoid a few years back and have been on .075mg of synthroid intill i ran out like 8months ago. Well i fnally went to the doc to get my levels checked to get a new RX and my doc says she my levels are now in the normal range and shes not going to give me a RX. Heres my levels
TSH 3.50
FreeT4 1.0
FreeT3 3.2
I also have PCOS and take metformin but havent been taking it for about a month.. I have so many symptoms and i have heard that hypothyroid isnt something that just goes away, and insight would be great!
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September 10th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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your numbers do look good. The TSH is a bit on the hypo side but not much (upper limit really should be 3.0 but many labs still use 4.0)

Did you discuss your symptoms with your doctor? Could your symptoms be unrelated? If not, you could probably use a small dose of synthyroid. I know I can tell right away if my levels are off by the symptoms, usually the tests come out as I suspect.

If its clear that the thyroid is the reason for your symptoms, I would find a new doctor who is willing to treat you until you feel well, rather than strictly following their ranges.
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September 11th, 2010, 04:57 AM
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I personally think your TSH is still too high. I know my doctor says I should feel the best around a 1 or a 2, and some people on this board like to be at a 0. I think at a 3, almost 4, that would explain alot of symptoms. I would encourage you to find a new doctor if possible, or at least go back and try to see if she will re-consider. I know it's hard to remember to take meds consistently every day, because I HATE taking a pill every day, but it's so important to consistently take them. My levels did not fall into the correct range until I consistently took them every day. Hope you can get some help soon, and try to hang in there!
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September 11th, 2010, 06:51 AM
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Thanks for ou help..

The thing is i was DX with Hypothyroid by a different doc about a year and a half ago and my RE. When i was preggo with my DS i had monthly checks to make sure my levels were good and my dosage of .075mg was okay. SO i guess im just confused to why im not hypothyroid now??
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September 11th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Thanks for ou help..

The thing is i was DX with Hypothyroid by a different doc about a year and a half ago and my RE. When i was preggo with my DS i had monthly checks to make sure my levels were good and my dosage of .075mg was okay. SO i guess im just confused to why im not hypothyroid now??
the levels can fluctuate and you could be hypo at one point and not at another without any meds depending on your boy. Most people who have do not get better without meds but some people do. With 0.075mg you are on a fairly low dose so you would have a very mild case of hypo so it would be more likely to just disappear than with someone who had a severe case.

Too many docs think that if you within the range for normal that you dont need meds but in actuality most people with thyroid problems have a very small range where they actually feel symptom free. 0.3-3.0 is a HUGE range.

If your doc wont give you synthyroid and you feel symptoms, find another doctor that will. Ive found that talking with docs that refuse to give meds usually doesnt help they are set in their ways and its best to just find someone new that will listen to you about your symptoms not just your blood test.
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