@mlb0603 - Thank you for sharing your story! Your experience helps to illustrate how persistent we have to be in getting a proper diagnosis.
@davidkang106 - Remember that we are fellow patients here, not doctors. In general, though, the TSI test is a measure of how much stimulation the thyroid gland is receiving from the antibodies in our system. A result above the “normal” range indicates that there is enough antibody activity going on to make us hypERthyroid. The term “normal” in this test is a little confusing, though, because someone without Graves’ should have a reading well below what the lab calls “normal”. Personally, when I was diagnosed, my TSI was below the “normal” cutoff, but a few months later, it had more than tripled.
Bottom line, you are experiencing very real symptoms that are significantly affecting your quality of life. I would encourage you to read mlb0603's story – and continue to be persistent until you find a doctor who will listen to your symptoms, interpret your labs, and help you find a root cause for these issues.
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