I recently got the results of some blood tests back. One of them was for my Thyroid my TSH level was at 3.5. My doctor said this was normal and that I didn't have a problem with my thyroid. Infact the only thing that showed up was quite bad anemia with hemoglobin and 10.2, 0 ferritin and also low red blood cell count and the red blood cells are also too small.
I feel I have many of the symptoms of Hypothyroidism such as :
feeling tired and sleeping a lot
feeling the cold easily
dry and/or pale skin
coarse,hair that falls out a lot.
sore muscles, slow movements and weakness
sometimes a hoarse or croaky voice
frequently problems with memory and concentration
fairly dramatic weight gain over the past year.
heavy, irregular or prolonged menstrual periods
light sensitivity, dizzy spells, palpitations
I could go on. Is it possible that I could be Hypothyroid and still have TSH levels in the normal range?
You can have what is called sublcinical symptoms but may not be that either .. if you do a google search lots come up with that subclinical symptom typed in ... some do much better on trial of Synthroid while others don't feel anything diffrent .. and finding a dr, to listen is oftentimes tough!
Yes Iodine is inconsistant - when you use these supplements to balance out the thyroid - it can become a serious issue. and you could have other things going on that may not be totally thyroid related.
If anything I would tell your doctor regarding the sub clincial idea - and let him know you suffer more hypothryoid symptoms becaus of this. Many doctors choose not to treat at this level - but maybe if you keep explaining - he will prescribe meds.
They are in the medical field to give people help - when they feel sick--- right?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.