So ideally for optimal thyroid health, I should be looking for a TSH under 5.0 for sure? Again, in the UK healthcare system, we seem to have doctors who behave almost like robots in a very prescriptive fashion. You can have ALL the symptoms of a given condition, like for example hypothyroidism or low testosterone, but if your blood test numbers fall within this arbitrary “normal range”, then symptomatic or not, they will often refuse to even countenance treatment. Everything in the world seems to be about money money money and keeping costs down, even f the patient’s quality of life is diminished.
I have ED, low libido, mild Gynaecomastia, acne, tummy bloating, low mood and quite bad muscle aches and fatigue. Do you think pressing my endo further to consider a trial period of Levothyroxine, either alone or in conjunction with TRT might be an avenue worth exploring further?
Nobody should have to live with symptoms like these, especially men our sort of age! I remain hopeful that in the end common sense and skill will win the day, and I will finally get the diagnosis and treatment I need!