Hi, I just had a hemi-thyroidectomy and feel hypothyroid symptoms more than ever, but my GP tells me that my TSH and T4 levels are within normal limits. Relative to the tests a year ago, the TSH has jumped to 2.95 from 1.2 and T4 from 4 to 9. He claims they are still normal and I am arguing that they are different than before. The doctor says that lab's upper limit for TSH normal is 5.0. I have read that most have adopted 3.0 and there are some endocrinologists who would like to see this lowered to 2.0.
Meanwhile, I sleep as soon as I get home from work, my hair is falling out, I have gained weight... and everything is blamed on menopause. Any advice?