I had my thyroid tested recently, the doctor called me and said my T3 uptake is low and prescribed Synthroid. I'm having trouble understanding my test results, all seem to be in the normal range except for the T3 uptake. My symptoms include bloating, constipation, fatigue, and weight loss. I don't understand my results and I don't go back to the doctor for another 2... (3 replies)
... VF injections in just a few days. Unsure if I want to put off IVF any longer to see an endocrinologist just for him to say my levels aren't that abnormal and my tsh is ok. And once i start hormone injections, I feel the hormones will really screw up the blood tests. Any input is appreciated! ... (0 replies)
... I am trying to decipher my 20 year old daughter's labs as she is exhausted and has gained 60 pounds in a year and 1/2. My daughter got serious mono second semester of freshman year and had to return from college. Her Pediatrician said that the mono virus was affecting her thyroid at that time (January of 2011). The Thyroid portion of her labs said this:
FT4 (.93-1.60) 1.20... (6 replies)
... I've been feeling super fatigued, no matter how much sleep I get, unmotivated and just overall down this entire year. Things that I've done in the past are just wearing me out faster than usual. I had a blood test done last December but everything was considered normal (see results below).
However, I'm kind of tempted to go back to my doctor because I'm still not feeling... (4 replies)
... petite body size, and I was always energized so this has been a HUGE change in my life. I gained 19 pounds in 1 month while working out and eating very small portions due to my awareness of this quick weight gain. ... (2 replies)
... My TSH was 2. ... (4 replies)
... Can a TSH of 2.14 make you feel fatigued? ... (5 replies)
... I am going through a similar situation. I was dx with graves in 2004 and had terrible symptoms, the most terrifying, chest pain, and heart palpitations. I was on high levels of methimazole and inderal until I finally stabilized. I haven't been on meds since 2011 but now all my symptoms areback full force. I even went to an urgent care recently because I thought I was having a... (9 replies)
... She told me to relax, take selenium and retest TSH in 1 month. ... (0 replies)
... I had my blood test done two days ago and just got the results. They are TSH 1. ... (3 replies)
In 3/2011 TSH = 3.19-- and I didn't have a FT4 done then, not sure why.
In 1/2012, TSH = 2.96, FT4 = 0.74
4/2012, TSH = 0.55, FT4 = 0.89
If a TSH > 2-3 range = hy
When you say FT ideally is 50 percentile, does that mean of the lab's reference range? If so, then mine seem pretty close (0.51-1.21, 50%=0.87), at least the 4/2012 one. (20 replies)
... t3 free was 3.4, t4 free was 1.4 and tsh was .16. ... (11 replies)
... Any ideas on why TSH and T4 would be elevated? ... (1 replies)
... Since then though my TSH and T4 have been all over the place! ... (8 replies)
... I began treatment when my T4 was still in the "normal" range, but my TSH was 15. My doctor said to me that "normal" was a matter of perspective and different for everybody. ... (8 replies)
... Im having some problems trying to control my TSH and T4. I have been taking levo for a year and a half and my TSH is all over the place. ... (6 replies)
... Hello! I am new to these boards and am so glad to have found them!
I have a very confusing situation and would appreciate any advice.
To make a long story short, here is my condensed story...
about a 2 months ago I went to an ENT for bad throat and neck pain. Turns out she diagnosed me with acid reflux, put me on Prevacid twice a day. Inflammation went away but I... (5 replies)
... skim, your TSH is telling you the same thing your "frees" and your symptoms are telling you, that you need a dose increase. ... (5 replies)
... The dose increase makes sense to me. The doctor probably believes the tinier increase would prolong the agony for you and the 25 mcg increase is warranted in your case. I wouldn't be afraid of it if it were me.
My doctor did take the 75-88-100 steps with me, but that was earlier in my treatment than where you are now. He wasn't as confident then how my body would react... (26 replies)
... In my case, I seem to feel rather well when the TSH gets down around 1 and feel progressively more symptomatic as it rises. ... (10 replies)