jbyrdski (jbyrdski) wrote in vaginapagina,

Hypothyroid Questions

Hi all--

This isn't really vagina related, so feel free to delete/direct me to another community if necessary...

My sister has a node in her thyroid that she is getting biopsied. She also has many symptoms of hypothyroidism: she's tired all the time, always cold (especially her hand and feet), prone to depression, constipated, and unless she's taking adderall, she has trouble keeping her weight down.

The thing is, she got a blood test, and they told her her thyroid levels were in the range of normal. I remember reading that "normal" numbers for thyroids are a point of contention amongst health care professionals (I think I read that in a fertility book, but I can't seem to find it in TCOYF...maybe Garden of Fertility? but I don't have a copy of that right now). Anyway, I'm just wondering if maybe she is actually hypothyroid, and her doctor is just using outdated information.

Any thoughts? Does anyone know what "normal" thyroid numbers should be? (I don't have her exact results, but I'd love to be able to send her this information...)

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