I just had some blood work done thru a program at work and for giggles threw in a TSH test. It came back 6.7. In 2002 I had some dramatic weight gain, hair falling out, panic attacks, heart palpitations and had a TSH test done with results of 3.8. My Primary Care Physician told me I was normal. Now I find out that normal levels have been revised down to .3 to 3.3 so I should have been treated. Now I loath the idea of being treated by this doctor since he didn't treat me before and I've suffered for years with this. Should I just go to a specialist?
Given the history of TSH 3.8 a few years ago, now 6.7 -- treatment seems reasonable -- primary care can usually do this, but an endocrinologist would be the expert to get things started in the right direction.
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