Hey Mrs Lono!
Sorry to hear of your dilemma.
Thanks for supplying your lab scores AND reference ranges.
Good going... hope you are keeping copies in a binder or file.
The tests you need to figure out what's going on are
This will give you a better idea what's going on with your thyroid/pituitary/hypothalamus.
Right now it looks as if your TSH is in a good spot (1.09), but as you already know, if the TSH isn't supported by appropriate Free T4 and Free T3 numbers, then your problem just might be your pituitary and hypothalamus. That's why you need both a free T4 AND free T3.
A Free T4 of .68 is NOT adequate to support a TSH of 1.09.
Unless your thyroid is making a ton of Free T3... which we don't know, bc its not been tested.
As for the cysts, they're "normal"... meaning typical... of people with thyroid disease. They are NOT normal or typical of those who have a healthy thyroid. Normal is a weasel word in this situation.
Healthcheckusa.com is a site where you can order your own free T labs. Its not available in some states, however... North Dakota, Maine and Vermont.
There are plenty of good doctors out there, but as you have discovered, they aren't all available on your insurance plan. Some GPs are great with thyroid, others are not.
My advice would be to ask your pharmacist who in town is prescribing Cytomel(T3) or one of the Porcines (like Armour). Get a list of names, then check if they are on your insurance plan.
That's my advice for what it is worth!
| current weight: 146.0