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normal TSH levels with Hashimotos thyroiditis
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normal TSH levels with Hashimotos thyroiditis

I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.  My T3 and T4 results were normal and my TSH was 2.64.  Three months ago the TSH was 4.42.  The thyroid ultrasound showed an enlarged thyroid on the right lobe with a small nodule.  My physician suggests we test again in a year, even though my symptoms continue.  I have gained 15 pounds and no matter what I do I can't lose any weight.  I'm also always cold, constipated, and so fatigued by early afternoon.  The doctor said that my symptoms are just a coincidence and I am not hypothyroid yet.  Any opinion?

Thank you.
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What was the size of your nodule?

WELCOME to the COMMUNITY .. I am not too well-versed wtih lab results but wanted to stop by and say hello .. I am sure others will stop by.

Cheryl
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I would recommend requesting repeat testing sooner than a year. Maybe every 3 months?
Any TSH over a 2.5 deserves a futher look and more frequent follow up.
The following link is one of the best I have seen and it is reputable:

See page 9 in particular.

http://www.thyroid.org/patients/brochures/Hypothyroidism%20_web_booklet.pdf

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Thanks so much for the link.  It has lots of useful information.  I think I'll consider getting a second opinion since I feel like treatment would be beneficial for me.
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I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, my TSH was 3.5 and I felt very tired, can't do my normal gymnastics, always tired. 1.5 months later my TSH was 2.9. I feel a little better but not the way I used to be, still tired, insonia etc. My TPO antibodies were more then 1000, and doctors gave me the same answer they gave to you: "nothing to do with the thyroid". I'm waiting for more analyses (blood, autoimmune diseases, TSH, TPO, anti-Tg, etc.) Monday will be the day, I still think it is my thyroide. The more a read the more I think it is possible to have hypo symptoms with TSH in the border line of the new range of TSH values (0.5?? - 3).  So we are at the same boat......
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