I know that diabetes and thyroid problems tend to go together, and I have certainly had my share of the latter. I've been on levoxyl since about 1996, and have been pretty much in range all the time. My GP sent me for the usual A1C (in the 5s, yay) and some other tests, and I came back with a TSH of 8--which I know is outside the acceptable range for thyroid. And no, I'm not super tired or cold, but I have lost a bit of hair in the past year, and it does take me a few extra beats to remember words sometimes.
So I go to see my endo, and he acts all aggrieved.
Endo: I don't know why general practitioners INSIST on running thyroid tests. It's like they are trying to catch endocrinologists OUT or something. You don't have any symptoms, and in this office we go by symptoms.
Me: Well, since I know 8 is well outside the normal range for thyroid, and I'm supposed to be down at the low end of the range, ideally less than 1, can we re-run the test?
Endo: If you really want to . . . or we could just wait until June when you are scheduled for your regular appointment. You wouldn't even be here now if she hadn't insisted on running the test.
Long story short, I have a lab order to re-run the thyroid test, but why is my endo such a jackass?