Amber, sorry it took me a couple days to answer your question. Yes, I take synthroid. I think...at first I only saw my primary care and she put me on like 50 mcg and my TSH came down a little, but not a lot. She said since it was in range, she couldn't prescribe anymore. I still had all the symptoms. So after a bit, I started seeing an endrocrinologist. He wants to keep my TSH at or just below 1. He has increased my meds a couple times, I'm up to 100 mcg; I've been at this level for about a year or so now I think. I see improvement. I'm still cold a lot, still get tired (but I am iron deficient too, which probably contributes there.) SO, all that to say, it wasn't the magic potion I was hoping it would be, but I think it did help, eventually, once I got the right amount.
Though, I will say it is still SERIOUSLY hard to lose weight. My endocrinologist wants me to eat 1500 calories or less. Which sometimes (like right now) I can stick to. But that is like borderline torture! Still, I just think I have such a low metabolism with the hashimoto's that it's what I have to do. Even on 1500 calories I don't really lose that much.
As for the blood test, I think the TSH is like, really individualized. (Just my opinion, not based on medical knowledge or anything.) So I think the range might be .3 to 3 or whatever, and one person could be at 3 and be super normal. When I am at 3, I am unable to get out of bed. So...I don't know, I think just keep in good communication with your doctor, keep explaining how you feel?
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