Hypothyroidism

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Hello everyone,

I am a 23 year old female who had a TSH level of 8.8. Also had a t4 level of 1.0.

I have been feeling quite tired and out of it for some time and after being told this information it is making more sense. However my doctor told me they do not start treating or worrying until the tsh hits 10.

My question is if I'm feeling the signs and they decide to wait it out should I think about seeing another doctor. I believe I will hit 10 in a couple months because just three months ago my TSH was 5.3.

I just want to hear about other people's experiences with hypothyroidism.

Thank you.

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    Your doctor is full of c**p. With a TSH that high yoU need medication.

    Anything much above 4 is hypothyroid. All to see an endocrinologist ASAP.

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    • Posted

      Yeah I agree with dave, I had a TSH of 5.3 and I got treated right away. You need to change doctors ASAP! Don’t go back! And also get tested for Vitamind D if you haven’t also! 
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    I agree with Dave..  That's way too high.  There are plenty of other doctors around that will treat you now.  Please don't suffer.. see another doctor, or ask your current doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist, who specialize in thyroid disorders..

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      Maria gave great advice about the Vitamin D..  I can bet that you also have a Vitamin D deficiency also, as it's very common in the general population, but extremely common among those with hypothyroidism.

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    If I was you I would make a appointment with a endocrinologist.

    Those levels are quite high for your TSH.

    Are you on any medication now?

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