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TSH question

I just had my TSH retested and the level was 0.02, one month ago it was 0.14 --My PCP labeled it as thyroiditis  and my FT4 was 1.4.  my doctor said these levels are fine.. I feel like ****.. does anyone else have this issue or suggestions as to what I should do now?

I am definitely NOT losing weight so I don't see how this works!! HELP!
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Hello ,
TSH of .14 and .02 is almost the same (very slight difference ) !
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(the range for FT4 = 0.8-1.5 ) you are right no FT3 was ran on Tuesday at my appt, just the Ft4 and TSH.  and My TSH level dropped from 0.14 to 0.02 in a month.

As far as her calling it Thyroiditis, I guess b/c of my symptoms- and the fact I just had a baby 3 months ago. I am not sure... she doesn't seem to concerned about it though..I am NOT on any meds for this.

•Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
•Coarse, dry hair
•Heat intolerance
absent menstrual periods
Fast heart rate and Warm moist skin
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What was the reference range for the FT4?  Is it safe to assume that there was no FT3 run?  Your TSH is definitely below the current range of 0.3-3.0, so was it a month ago and I really understand your doctor saying these levels are "fine".  Depending on the range for your FT4, it's possible that you could be hyper, but of course, there's no way of knowing for sure without an FT3, which is the active thyroid hormone.  

Have you been diagnosed with a thyroid condition? Have you been tested for antibodies?  On what basis did your doctor determine "thyroiditis"?  Are you currently on thyroid med?  If so, what med and what dosage?

As far as weight loss - it's possible to hold onto (or even gain) weight when one is hypER, so the fact that you aren't losing weight is not a good indicator.  I'm starting to lose weight and I still have hypO symptoms.  

Your symptoms are actually the most important, so it would be good if you could tell us what they are.  
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