Okay I am symptomatic for hypothyroid according to my doctor. I have low energy, severe weight gain, I live a fairly busy lifestyle and continue to gain without having an extremely horrible diet, my body temperature is generally normal, I have extremely dry skin, thinning hair, and lately I've notied dandruff. I'm a 26 year old female who's otherwise completely healthy as far as I know. My doctor ordered the thyroid panel and it came back with a TSH of 2.76 and T4 of 6.4 and Free T3 at 2.7
My doctor prescribed me Armour Thyroid 90mg daily. I haven't started taking it and am nervous to because I have another friend whos a MD and he said that all of these results are completely normal and within range. Which I see the ranges on the labs, but I really feel my ordering physician may be right, but then again my ordering physician is known for being kind of easy with putting people on meds. Does anyone have any intuition into these values as to if they are indeed hypo?? And would warrant the medication?? I read that the starting dose for armour thyrpid is 30mg... he started me on 90mg.. should I take the meds or am I fine?
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