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.
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    I read that there are more tests that you can do to determine if you have hypothyroidism other than the TSH and that everyone's base TSH is a little different. You don't have to follow the guidelines exactly. I would look into those other tests.

    I wonder if I have hypothyroidism myself. Many things I just feel so tired and can't figure out why. I am susceptible to the cold as well. I have to get tested.
    2870 days ago
    I just stumbled across your page and saw this blog title and wanted to comment. Don't go by the weight loss - I gained with severe hyPERthyroidism. Not everyone is a textbook case. I'd get re-tested. Good luck!
    2884 days ago
    sounds weird to me too. see if you can get retested. sometimes the wheel thats makes noise gets attention.

    yes our car was making a funny sound. thought it was a bird at first.
    then it turned out to be brakes.
    2891 days ago
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