I am someone whose low thyroid problem was missed for over 20 years bec the TSH was the only thing that very good doctors ran. I talk to people almost daily who are finding out that the TSH alone was not adequate to find their problem. There are more accurate tests that can be run – the Free T3 and Free T4 – along with the thyroid antibodies tests – at the same time they run the TSH.
My TSH has never been higher than 2.30 (which is close to yours at 2.213). I had a long list of hypo symptoms but the docs would simply run the TSH and say “your thyroid is fine”.
Once my oldest son’s thyroid problem was FINALLY diagnosed then I was able to get his doc to also treat mine. I now take 5 grains (300 mgs) of Armour Thyroid daily and feel like myself again. I now have a long list of hypo symptoms that are gone and/or much better!!!!!!!
I have already posted some info at 3fc that you might be interested in at:
Also posted in this thread I gave this recent example of someone else’s TSH looking “fine” but the thyroid problem DOES show up in the other thyroid tests.
"I just wanted to add this example here of how unreliable the TSH can be.
This gals bloodwork was run and she was told her thyroid was "normal" bec the TSH was in range. Then all the correct tests were run, as set forth above, and as you can see her Free T4 is below the range, and her Free T3 is very low in the range, and she also has thyroid antibodies that are attacking the thyroid hormone that she DOES have. This gal is now being treated with Armour Thyroid bec the correct tests were run.
TSH - 1.7 (Range 0.3 -3.0)
FREE T4 - .7 (Range 0.8-1.8)
FREE T3 - 90 (Range 60-180)
Antibodies were 126 & 146."
There is also info on another thread called “New to Hypothyroid” at:
New to Hypothyroid
Also, there is a lot of great info at www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
that might be of help to you.
Almost everything important that I have learned about this thyroid stuff is now located at that website and there are forums for questions and discussions.
Please just holler if I can help you in any way with any of this.