Beth wondered about her lack of response to thyroid hormone treatment. Leslie offers these comments:
Beth â€“ perhaps you are under-medicated. The numbers donâ€™t really mean much â€“ you must convince your doctor to pay attention to how you feel, rather than your labs! Remind him/her: prior to 1973 there was not measure for TSH. Doctors would give their Hypo patients Armour, and increase the dose until the patient felt â€œrightâ€ again â€“ and considered that to be successful treatment! I consider that to be successful treatment too! Weâ€™ll see what my doc says next week â€“ Iâ€™m feeling great after an increase in meds (in spite of a TSH of 1.9), and Iâ€™m sure my TSH has gone WAY low â€“ but it i hard to argue with success! I have absolutely NO Hyper symptoms. I think it is time to throw out TSH testing altogether, and treat patients instead!