September 17, 2012 9:39 PM Subscribe
Ok, so my gf has some sort of thyroid condition? Shes on a lot of natural hormone (like 18 mg a day? 3 pills, I think) and her TSH is low. She says, and I believe her, that the high thyroid is what keeps her functioning, awake, etc. However, doctors seem to find the low TSH alarming and want to lower the thyroid dose. She will have none of this, and gets upset. I have no idea whats going on. help? please?
posted by Jacen to health & fitness (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What possible conditions does she have? She did have severe bloodloss at one point.
What should we be asking doctors?
What should I know about tsh/thyroid/etc? She seems to think theres a conspiracy where the synthroid makers deliberately keep people sick... oy. Dunno. It does seem like doctors dont really know much about this, or perhaps she learned too much from the internet. Either way, I'm feeling confused and trapped here. I know nothing about any of it.