... I would ask to have antithyroid antibodies run on blood, anti TPO & anti TG. These will check for Hashimoto disease, an autoimmune thyroid condition, benign, associated with nodules. An endocrine Dr could also do a fine needle biopsy of the nodule to check the cells. (4 replies)
... My TSH is 1. ... (4 replies)
... I'm 61. I was diagnosed with Hashi's in 2008. I take Armour thryroid 60 mg. Long story short back in April neck pain was ultrasounded and indicated nodules. I was prescribed cortisone for thryroiditis. Labs were in the normal range. Results were
TSH 0.55 (ref range 0.45-4.50)
T3 (free) 4.7 (ref range 2.0-4.8)
T4 (thyroxine) 7.4 (ref range 4.5-12.5)
Labs done... (0 replies)
... I've been feeling terrible, so I went to the gp doctor to have a check up. She did some tests, tsh tests and others. My Tsh has increased again and t3 has dropped again, even though my endo thinks I'm getting better. Antibodies came back negative, but TBG was elevated. ... (2 replies)
... Before starting Synthroid, my TSH was . ... (9 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)
... Just wanted to update you regarding my daughter's thyroid issue...
She started on 25 mcg of Levothyroxine shortly after my last post. Within a couple of weeks, she had a bit more energy and was able to go back to school. At her next endo appointment, we told the doctor this, and he said it could be a placebo effect...still suggesting that her thyroid is not the problem.
... (24 replies)
... I don't think the blocking antibody theory is coming into play for you because blocking antibodies suppress TSH. Suppressed TSH means below-range or undetectable....and that is not the case for you.
You could very well have a combo of Hashi's and Graves' - people have this...and it's tough 'cuz you can vacillate with symptoms and labs.
I really hope you get some... (18 replies)
... oh-- I forgot to mention my FT3 is low-2.8 and my last FT4 was higher than it has ever been for me at 1.45 (normally it hovers around 1.0). TSH at 1.5. Still not completely sure that I fully understand how that all fits with my TSI of 100 other than that blocking antibody theory or maybe as Midwest suggests a combo of Hashi's and Graves. (18 replies)
... I think you should find another doctor - one that recognizes obvious hypo symptoms with low-in-the-range thyroid hormone levels.
My TSH has been below-range for over 3 years since I have Graves' disease. I went into remission in late 2009 but then developed debilitating hypo symptoms early last year and my FT4/FT3 levels were just under mid-range! (thankfully, I had found... (8 replies)
... The doctor is saying pituitary issues are extremely rare and would not consider me to be prone to it!
The normal ranges are:
FT3 1.68 pg/ml (1.45 - 3.48)
FT4 0.80 ng/dl (0.71 - 1.85)
TSH 0.708 mIU/ml (0.17 - 4.64)
When I tell him they are close to the minimum, he's saying but I can't diagnose you with Hypothyroid because we cannot ignore the normal... (8 replies)
... I wish I had some answers for you. I have the exact same symptoms as you and very similar labs. I am still searching for answers myself. My last TSH was 1.5, my ft4 was 1.45...higher then it has ever been for me, and my tpo Ab was 8. ... (18 replies)
... Any ideas on why TSH and T4 would be elevated? ... (1 replies)
... m being VERY consistent about taking meds and will do the blood work same every time and see what comes up next. Dr only gave me papers to get the TSH checked every three months, but NOT the freeT4. ... (18 replies)
... Hey Scout.....nice to see you visiting here. Yes, you can have a normal TSH and low FT4 and FT3 levels. You can also have antibodies with a normal TSH. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks Dream 77, thnaks famnd !!!
I did get my ultrasound done which says- calculi are seen in infrior calyces right kidney 6 n 9 mm in size. Another calculus is seen in upper calyx of left kidney - 4mm
impression: bilatral renal calyceal calculi non obstructive.
THYROID PROFILE FRE LAB RESULT :
T3, free - 3.57 pg/mL ( 2.30 - 4.20)
T4, fre- 1.47 ng/ dL ( 0.89 -... (6 replies)
... Optimal TSH is around 1. Normal TSH range is supposed to be 0. ... (3 replies)
... Hi there,
I'm new to this but this reply suggests you are very familiar with all the ranges! my endo has diagnosed me with hypo but my results look normal:
T3 uptake 27
T4 free( direct) 1.23
TSH baseline 1.584 risining to 13.8 after hormone injection and returning to 11.8 after one hour.
Glucose T T 84, 152, 204, 212, 197 so glucose impaired ( which... (30 replies)
... My TSH as of October 14th was up to .03. ... (66 replies)
... Both your free levels are on the low side, especially your FT4. Most men need them at mid range. That would mean your FT3 should be about 2.47 and your FT4 should be about 1.28. If you can get them up to that level you may feel a lot better. (13 replies)