I have been having symptoms of hypothyroid for a year or so. Freezing, sleeping 8-10 hours a night, but still fatigued, thinning hair, high LDL, loss of out eyebrow (didn't know this was related), dry skin, anxiety...but TSH was 2.4
My question is...could a low dose of hormones help with the symptoms? My fiance is a physician and says possibly, try and see, but my personal doc (Kaiser HMO) says she doesn't think it will help.
I am otherwise without health problems. What do you think?
oh!! I am very hypo and symptomatic at 2.4 anthing over 1.o I begin symptoms.... most people need to be between .5-1.5 to remain symptom free. I am at 3.75 and are battling with my doseage to get back to normal! I have almost all your symptoms plus tons more!..listen to your body not the # when you feel normal you will then now where your normal #'s will need to be. good luck! try the meds I bet you will feel much better!
I also want to add that a TSH test does not give a complete picture of what is going on with your thyroid. You also need to have a Free T3 and Free T4 tests done with the TSH....and the antibody tests for Hashimotos and Graves....TPO Ab, TSI, TgAb, etc...
An example would be if you have Hashi's, your tsh would need to be supressed to between a .50-1.0 to be symptom free of hypo symptoms. My endo said that the body cannot start to heal from hashi's if your levels remains above a 1.0.
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