I have had hypothyroidism for many years and have always had my TSH checked. In August 2011 my TSH was .29, and my synthroid was decreased from 100mcg to 88 mcg. In Feb. 2012 my TSH was 2.24. In July I experienced a sudden serious depression and was hospitalized. My TSH was found to be 22.
I am quite sure that I took my thyroid, as I always take it along with my anti-depressant and omeprazole.
The endocrinologist found no goiter.
Any ideas about what could have caused such a sharp rise in the TSH?View Thread
If your TSH level really was 7.44 (maybe you should ask again and also ask for the T3 T4 levels) then you could very well be hypothyroid. In my own case, 7.44 would be considered far too high. The norm is generally considered .3-3.0. Some disagree with this norm, and consider up to 4 as normal. Personally, I question even 4 as normal.
In any case, I would want to know why your doctor does not consider it a sensible idea to consider thyroid replacement now. Considering your clinical picture, which is as important as a blood test, I would recommend that you follow up on this TSH level now, and not wait another 6 months.View Thread
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