TSH for those who are optimal

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For those of you that have reached remission/feeling great, what is your optimum TSH?? Just wanting to see people's numbers, how it all varies. 

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    My Free T3 and T4 were immediately in mid-range when I was put on 10 mg of Methimazole but my TSH was less than 0.001 for 2 years.  I did not consider myself in remission until 1)  my TSH climbed into the normal range; and 2) my antibodies were non-detectable.  Even then I was hesitant to stop the very little dose I was then taking of 2.5 mg of methimazole 3 or 4 times a week.  Finally stopped meds in April of this year and last two times lab tests were still all normal where I wanted them while I was off meds.
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      Congratulations, Linda.

      You are in euthyroid for 5 months, just halfway to be in remission! I hope I can be on the same path "soon".

      But I don't see there is an "optimal" level of TSH for everyone (just my opinion).

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      As long as TSH is in range and the patient feels good with where it is at, i.e no symptoms, then you have a sliding scale of where it is optimal.  I feel more sluggish if mine goes higher.
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