I have been experiencing symptoms that correlate with hypothyroidism for a few years: weight gain, dry hair & skin, brittle nails, slow metabolism,depression, irritability, and others. Suspicious that my hormones were going out of whack, I requested a hormone panel to include progesterone, estrogen, T3 and T4, chem11 and CBC. On the chems & CBC, the only thing that was even slightly elevated was the monocytes @ 0.70 cells/mcL.
Thyrotropin was 1.05 mcIU/ml (ref. range 0.35 to 4.94)
Thyroxine Free was 0.95 ng/dL (ref. range 0.70 to 1.48)
My doctor prescribed Eucerin cream for the dry, cracking skin and ordered a liver function test, possibly a consult to a nutritionist, and the phone number for a psychologist, I am almost 42, and have a family history of thyroid problems. I am frustrated to tears about the test results because there's still no resolution to my problems.
So, my question is: if the thyroid panel is normal, why am I having symptoms of hypothyroidism? Should my "normal range" be considerably higher than it is? Is there anything else I should be asking my doctor about?