1) I have no reason to believe that there's any reason that I have any thyroid issues. You may feel that my thyroid levels are high, but no doctor I've seen feels that there is anything that warrants further investigation. If it will make you feel better, I'll get the tests done. I'll kindly eat my words if anything comes back anomalous.
EDIT: I checked several Thyroid websites, including ones that are skeptical of the current medical understanding of TSH range, and they all said basically the same thing: TSH .5 - 5 used to be the norm. Now TSH .3 - 3 is preferable as euthyroid patients were consistently in the .4 to 2.5 range, and the extra .5 is there for margin of error and human variation. So I scored in the range of an extensive study done by the Academy of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. I'm getting the extensive thyroid labs done tomorrow anyway, just so we have number to talk about instead of guessing on both our parts. If this is my issue, then I'll gladly concede that you've been right all along, and I'd hope for as much from you as well.
It also seems odd that you go on nearly every other persons' thread and tell them that they too probably have thyroid issues. It almost seems like, since you've had thyroid issues, that you see them everywhere you look. I could be wrong about that, but it seems like the case to me.
2) No argument there. The thing is, if someone is incredibly wrong about incredibly important issues then there is no reason to listen to anything they say in hopes of finding a "nugget" in there somewhere. And when did I say I know everything?
3) Neglectful doctors are awful. Doctors who care about their patients aren't: They'll actually take the time to properly assess a situation with a patient. "The System" is set up so researchers can research and practitioners can practice what is discovered. Yes, there are doctors that refuse to come to terms with new information, and they are numerous, but it's up to the patient to find a good doctor. My primary physician, oncologist, psychologist, and psychiatrist, are all great doctors who defer to the research when faced with a problem. This is how it should work, as no doctor can know everything. I'm sorry if you've seen a bunch of doctors who don't do this - it's really sad to hear of neglect. I'd suggest finding doctors who do what they are supposed to do.
4) Nearly every guy I know gets his T level tested regularly, as well as other hormone/metabolic/lipid/etc. tests. It's good to keep tabs on what's going on in your body. I don't know why this seems strange to you. Maybe you feel that men don't take care of themselves or something. Since my testicular cancer I've told everyone who will listen about the signs and fallout of having it. I've also told dozens of people about my low T. Guys do talk about this stuff. Maybe you're in an area where guys don't talk about health issues, but that isn't the case where I am. Any time someone I know comes down with something they educate the people around them about it. Sucks that you don't have friends like that. And there is no "health epidemic". If you disagree with me please cite your source. I'm sure you'll find a bunch of non-scientific sources, but try and find one that shows that things are out of control. (And just in case you bring up obesity, be prepared for a long, drawn out argument.)
5) Slamming people who have nothing to offer and give bizarre pseudo-scientific bullshit is never counter-productive. If I start telling you that your health issues are part of a conspiracy, that your doctor (who has actual evidence for what he says) is wrong about his assessment, and that you have magical toxins dancing around your body, then I would hope you'd have the wherewithal to tell me to shut the fuck up. I don't want people helping me who have no clue what they are talking about, or the people who sympathize with them. If you want to go caudal unscientific, ignorant people, then by all means go for it. Blaming invisible and unprovable agents for my illness is WAY MORE counter-productive than taking a B.S.-peddler to town for not looking at the actual science of the matter.
If you want to continue arguing, that's fine, but it doesn't seem helpful. I didn't hi-jack your thread and tell you what you can and can't say, nor did I start an argument with you that would probably have been more suited to PMs.