I'll take "Thyroid" for $200
Answer: It has a "normal" range of .5 to 2.5 but likes to careen like a drunken ping-pong ball between .2 and 10.
Question: What is my TSH level, Alex?
Yeah. So, um, that PPD stuff I was talking about. I guess "getting medicated" will start, not with Zoloft, but with an increase of my levothyroxine. As my non-reproductive endocrinologist put it, with such articulate finesse, "Your thyroid has gone pfffft."
I will now be taking a "full replacement" dosage as, apparently, I am no longer making any on my own. TSH is now 9.9; four months ago, on the same dosage, it was 2.4. Pffft, indeed.
Now I just have to hope that it does some good.
After filling my new prescription, I went to the grocery store next door to pick up a few things. As I was checking out, the cashier handed me one small bag and said, with great earnestness, "Careful of your precious eggs."
Yes, in case you're wondering, I did reply, "You think those eggs are precious..." before remembering my audience.