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?
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