I can tell you that I have been having some symptoms like the ones that you describe and I am in 20s. Most doctors that I have talked to(including endos) have refused to look at a free t3/t4 level or even reverse t3 at all. They only look at tsh. Was it hard for you to find a doctor that was looking at reverse t3 or t3 and t4 levels? I need to find one and fast... View Thread
I have been having some strange things happening to my health as of lately. I am a male in my mid twenties and for the past two years have had problems with energy, very dry skin on my face and under my armpits, diffuse hair loss(not pattern baldness according to two dermatologists) and severe dermatitis, and more recently what I believe is mild impotency. I have a family history of thyroid related disease so I thought going to my doctor would address the possibility. It did not. My doctor wouldn't test for the hashimoto's anti body(its cheap) despite my insistence. Nor would he test for free t3 and t4 (said he didnt believe in it). I went to another doctor and they said something similar although they did find that my vit D(has a correlation to general health including thyroid function) was a 10 The safe level is 30 parts to 110 parts. So I was started on heavy vitamins but still no change.
Does anyone know how to look up doctors that will test for hashimoto's or free t3? Please help this is seriously getting bad.View Thread
I am a male in his mid 20s, whom has had a parent with hypothyroid condition. So, a couple of years ago I started noticing strange things happen to my health and didnt pay a whole lot of attention to it. Then it continued to get worse and the main symptom was hair fall. I wake up in the morning with hair on my sheets and on my pillow. I have had tests done by two different health providers and I still come up negative for hypo. I have very dry skin even in the most humid times of the year, so dry that when I shave anymore, I have to be very careful not to scrape my skin. and after I am done, ends up feeling exactly like I sandpapered my face. My libido has been the last symptom. I have a low libido most of the time and even sometimes pain in my groin. My doc ran a TSH and said that it was within range. But I sought out the opinion of a specialist and he too took a tsh test. I asked him about if he would take the free levels, and he laughed and said no because they were not reliable. A while after that, I went one more time to a leading clinic in my region and they ended up running many levels. Everything came back "normal" but one thing. My vitamin D levels were at a 12, the end of the specrum and I was recommended to take a daily dose of vitamin D until I felt better. I still dont feel better and the onset of constant forgetfulness cannot happen in my job where I need to be accountable for basic things and apply the knowledge of my trade. I will have to read something two or three times sometimes, to get through it. If it is something else then it needs to be rectified I am tired of wondering what is going on. All I hear from those that I have talked to about this situation is, that you shouldnt go against what the doctors say because they are professionals and that it makes no sense to go against thier test results.View Thread
SOme other more recent symptoms have been ups and downs in my day where I feel fine at one point, and then feel low. It doesnt happen everyday, but its been noticeable very recently. I can also get very mad at the drop of a hat.View Thread