I might have hypothyroidism
Friday, December 28, 2012
I looked up some of my blood work results. I didn't get them in the mail like I was suppose to. I got a copy from the doctor at my following appointment around two months later. My TSH result was 2.97. The new guideline for hypothyroidism is 3.00. The Wikipedia article states that people with a result over 2 should be retested since they are likely to develop hypothyroidism.
I find it amusing in a way since I'm having trouble eating enough to maintain my weight. The laboratory at the clinic I went is using the old guideline of 4.2 so the doctor didn't note it.
I have a number of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. I have eye problems. I'm tired all the time. I sleep a lot. I have brittle hair and hair loss. I have dry skin. I'm hot in the winter and cold in the summer. I have a low pulse. My cholesterol shot up more than fifty points. It seems possible except that I'm losing weight, not gaining it.