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thyroid and eye problems

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  • Posted By: ginjee
  • January 16, 2008
  • 11:30 PM

I had my thyroid out 7 years ago. Since then I have my levels checked and have been told all is normal. This Sept, I started to have dry eye symptoms along with fuzzy perifial vision. I went to an eye specialist. He said that the Free t4 and TSh levels are in the normal range but one is elevated and one is low, which told him that it could be thyroid disease causing the eye problems. I didnt ask him what the levels were at that time. MY PCP took blood this week and has told me that thyroid levels are fine, Free T4 is 1.2 and tsh is 3.48.
I am confused. I have asked my PCP to refer me to an Endocrinologist. I havent gotten a call to confirm the request yet, and I know it will take a couple months to get the appt, once the refferal is sent . I am so frustrated and so uncomfortable with these symptoms. Can anyone give me some opinions about all this ?

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