Quoted from TSH levels above 3
1. "2003 Campaign Encourages Awareness of Mild Thyroid Failure, Importance of Routine Testing" (US, 2003)
Until November 2002, doctors had relied on a normal TSH level ranging from 0.5 to 5.0 to diagnose and treat patients with a thyroid disorder who tested outside the boundaries of that range. Now AACE encourages doctors to consider treatment for patients who test outside the boundaries of a narrower margin based on a target TSH level of 0.3 to 3.04. AACE believes the new range will result in proper diagnosis for millions of Americans who suffer from a mild thyroid disorder, but have gone untreated until now.
Quoted from ironwood55What do you mean his iron is low? What number(s) are you basing that evaluation on?
I would consider a TSH of 3.73 unacceptably high (I beleive that is above the current recommended reference range), but I would use clinical symptoms to make the final decision.
Quoted from New_Hampshire_GirlI agree with you, Italybound, to look for an endocrinologist. The TSH number plus the symptoms you mentioned are cause for reevaluation. When he does see an endocrinologist see if your husband will have you go with him so you can emphasize those symptoms you wrote about. Very important to present a strong case!