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TSH change w/ age-What's Normal?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2011
  • 11:20 PM

Anyone have any experience that might apply? I have Celiac-which is pretty straight forward. This whole thyroid thing is something else altogether! In reading some other posts, I'm just starting to grasp the breadth of complications this dodgey litter bugger of an organ creates.

I'm a 32 year old female. I've had my thyroid tested in 2005 (age 27)-when diagnosed w/ celiac and had normal T3 and T4 with a TSH level of 2 (range of .5-5). Now (2011), My TSH is 3.8. I have all the standard signs of Hypothyroid, but tested negative for Hashimotos antibodies. My doc didn't test T3 and t4 this time around. Hmmmm...I don't want to take meds for hypothyroid if that's not the issue-but I'd sure like to feel better. Is there harm in taking meds for a few months and seeing if it helps my symptoms?

I feel like a wimp-reading what some of you are going through! The awesome vessel that houses one's soul--how difficult it is when you feel like their not on the same side!

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