I'm getting ready to jump all over my doctor tomorrow morning about this.
I was due for a military physical, so they sent me off to get blood work beforehand. I got the blood draw this morning, and less than three hours later I got an email from my doc. All it said was that I needed a low dose of meds, go get them, take them, we'll re-do the test in two months, and if you have any questions, c'mon in.
Heck yeah, I have questions! I'm going to ask what values were tested, what the normal range is, where am I, what type this is, etc. I may get ornery and demand a referral to an endocrinologist. (This prescriptions is based strictly on lab numbers, and my doc is a PA with prescription authority so you can understand why I'm leery)
When I look at lists of common symptoms, sure I have some. I've had most of them since I was a teenager, and this is the third complete set of blood work I've had in three years, so you would think it would be caught sooner.
My mother took Synthroid for 15 years, but was told she didn't need it when she was 36, and hasn't taken it since. I always thought the thin hair and nails were a genetic thing; my maternal grandfather was bald, and I just thought we got that from him.
Thanks for any advice!