My thyroid is borderline. The cutoff is 5.0 for TSH and mine is 5.003. It depends on the lab. The lab I normally use has a cutoff of 4.5
I am having symptoms: I have carpal tunnel which is sometimes related to thyroid problems. I also have severe fatigue no matter what I do or how much sleep I get.
My doctor doesn't feel like I need treatment. She said to wait 6 months and re-test.
I was reading online and there is some debate, as 95% of the population will have a TSH under 3.0, and the 5% above that sometimes go on to develop hypothyroidism.
Is this something to be concerned about? Or nothing? I'm not really pleased with the wait and see approach. If something is wrong I want to treat it now, not wait til I feel worse.