Thanks for your response earlier, I called my RE back and he agreed to prescribe the synthyroid and cut out my slow-as-molasses pcp!
But I also called my mom because I know she's been managing her hypothyroid without medication for years now. Apparently 20 minutes of cardio daily (preferably at the same time everyday) makes a huge difference. Same thing goes for getting more Vitamin D. Take it with a grain of salt but...she says that to 'pad' your levels on the next test squeeze in the cardio as close to the test as possible. The first hour after you work out it causes the biggest drop in your TSH level, then it slowly goes back over the next 24 hours. Again, this is from my mom not a medical professional, but I figured I'd pass it on. Apparently being on synthyroid long-term can have some negative impacts. Why can't IF just be simple IF? Stupid thyroids.