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Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip
Can you give me all your thyroid numbers and did you have any other blood tests besides what you mentioned?
You're what's called subclinically hypothyoid--you have the symptoms despite a relatively normal TSH
I personally would treat you with levothyroxine with the aim of getting your TSH level down to around the 1.0 level.
If you haven't seen an endocrinologist about this, you need to have that referral
Please let me know if you need any more information
The infection, for the time, with the elevated temperature, could offset some of your symptoms. While the symptoms of neuropathy aren't typical here, without being diabetic or having a low B12 level, they still would be from the low thyroid.
If your primary care doctor doesn't agree with what I've said, ask him to refer you to an endocrinologist
No it doesn't--had they been elevated you might have Hashimoto's thyroiditis which can lead to hypothyroidism but you can be hypothyroid without having that
No, that wouldn't affect your TSH
If he says no then I suggest you see an endocrinologist on your own
I see no reason for a neurologist here
So very sorry for the delay--the site was down
You might have an ideopathic neuropathy but that would only account for the numbness and tingling
The term ideopathic means there is no specific cause.
It can be test for with nerve conduction studies by a neurologist which would be the only reason you might need to see a Neurologist