Are the TSH test ever wrong? How long does it take to regulate after surgery?
Thanks to everyone for the comments. Just to be clear and in response to the one post I did not say or intend to imply nor do I believe that “depressed people are crazy” unfortunately my desperate frustrated post followed many years of suffering due to being misdiagnosed by highly qualified GP's and specialists.
In Nov 07 an Endo started me on synthroid and I started feeling better right away and was feeling good on 50 mcg synthroid with a TSH of 1.17 in Jan 08. My symptoms were relieved finally and I wish I could say that was the happy ending to my story.
After FNA twice on a large nodule I had recommended surgical removal of the right in April. The pathology came back benign and it seemed like the right thing to do at the time but if I could have known where I would be today I would not have gone through with it. The surgery itself went well and the scar has healed nicely but I am more miserable than I have ever been in my life. My clinical hypo symptoms are worse than ever and my TSH is way off. It was fine before surgery on 50 mcg, but 6 wks post surgery I was feeling awful and it was 8.63, then after about 6 wks on 75 mcg and still feeling hypo the TSH came back .27! I thought it had to be an error. But .27 is too low so I was put on an alternating dose of 50/75 and after about 5 wks, my TSH just came back 13.95! The Endo called Tuesday with the 13.95 result and said she is puzzled because the test is so reliable but she recalled my complaints to her for weeks have been clinically hypo and she wondered if maybe the .27 result was an error. Now I am to try 75 mcg daily for 4 weeks and retest. So far I have done exactly as told and followed the medication instructions to the letter but since the surgery I can hardly function. This is so discouraging and it is destroying my life. Has anyone else gone through this? Dr. Lupo, are these tests ever wrong?
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