If it was a pituitary secreting FSH it would be super high... Like my ACTH secreting tumor is near 4000 (6-48).
However, the doctor did what is sadly so typical. They saw you have signs and symptoms of a pituitary disorder in you symptoms... Ran ONE set and now will just give up when you could be cyclical... The standard is at least 3.
Oh that TSH is the old range it is now .3-3.0 so you are quite hypo. Are they at least treating the thyroid?
Eh.... I would still ask for more testing. Elsewhere. That bp any renin or aldosterone testing?
Thanks for the reply. I see you reply to a lot of people, so I appreciate all of your help. They are not treating the thyroid. My weight continues to climb. It just reached 183. I have been within 2 or 3 lbs. of 167 for 20+ years. Some of my symptoms seem not to match what I read about Hypo (heat intolerance, oily skin, twitching), while others sure do.
I am sorry, I didn't follow, "That bp any renin or aldosterone testing?"
With an elevated bp, your doc should have tested renin and aldosterone.
Sorry I was not clear.
I would find another doc - they should treat the thyroid at that level.
Okay got it. No apologies needed. This is my second Endo and I went to University of Penn Medicine hoping for better. I will try again. Thanks.
Good luck with another place (been there done that - hubs calls it have tumor, will travel)... so it can take a few. I was actually at that same center with no luck myself... but know others that have had luck there... go figure!