I AM WONDERING IF MY DOCTOR MADE THE CORRECT DX. OF HYPOTHYROIDISM. I HAVE HAD SEVERAL TSH TESTS WITH SOME ELEVATED AND SOME NORMAL AND THAT WAS BEFORE I STARTED ON ARMOUR THYROID WHICH I HAVE BEEN TAKING FOR ONE MONTH NOW. MY FREE T3 AD T4 ARE NORMAL. (THAT WAS PRIOR TO MY TAKING ARMOUR) I AM SUPPOSED TO SEE HER IN JUNE WHICH WILL BE IN THREE MONTHS. I TAKE 15MICROGRAMS IN THE MORNING AND IN THE EVENING. I
I DO FEEL BETTER BUT, AS STILL WONDERING IF SHE IS CORRECT. SHE IS A NEW DOCTOR AND IS JUST FINISHING SCHOOL.
ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED.
It sounds like your dr made the right call saying you have hypothyroid, based on your TSH of 22.
Her treatment for you is also appropriate (though could just as well use thyroxine T4). She will likely test you regularly and get your TSH level down to well within the normal range (usually 1 - 2 for a woman).
Glad you are feeling better. This is likely from the treatment.
Trust your Doctor. Being young and a new doctor, she has been studying a lot lately and should be very up-to-date with appropriate treatments and management of thryoid condition.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
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. MedHelp 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.