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Cyndy and canteat
      11/21/05 11:00 AM
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Did they give you the results? If not, I'd call and ask for a copy. Until recently, they rated the TSH levels as normal from 0.1-5.0. As of a few years ago, they reevaluated it and now normal is from 0.1-3.0. A lot of general practice doctors don't know this. Even if you fall between 0.1 and 3.0, if you are on the upper or lower ends of the scale, you might be showing/feeling the symptoms as strongly as if you were actually over the line into abnormal. When I finally went to the endocrinologist, I came in at a 3.4 and my regular doctor kept saying I was normal. Not only was I on the upper end of the OLD (0.1-5.0) range, but I was over by .4 on the new range and my doctor (God bless him, he really is a good doctor but we can't expect them to be experts about everything!) didn't realize it. I was displaying ALL of the symptoms of hypo (underactive) thyroidism which explains why I thought I was a C. If you're overactive (hyperthyroidism) you can have D.

Soooo my suggestion is to get the actual results from your doctor. Then you can do some research online or take it to another doctor to look over.

Hope this helps!

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e_mcmaster
11/20/05 04:13 PM
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11/21/05 10:13 AM
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canteat
11/21/05 09:00 AM
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11/21/05 11:00 AM
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11/21/05 07:33 PM

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