... Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Quant. ... (10 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Hashimotos in January 2015 after a TSH result of 4. ... (0 replies)
... Here is a little background information about me. I was diagnosed hypothyroid 10 years ago and was on 0.88mcg of levothyroxin for that length of time. My TSH and other numbers have stayed relatively normal and I felt great. In January 2015, I decided to change my lifestyle and I began to diet and exercise. ... (1 replies)
I'm a 46 year old male and I'm fairly certain that my thyroid is sluggish. I have a family history of thyroid problems so it runs in the family. I have a lot of issues that taking kelp will usually help.
Low body temperature (96.5 in the morning, 97.8 - 98.1 afternoon)
Rapid heartbeat (which goes away when... (1 replies)
... Also, I have a new record high TSH of 24.7 with a range of . ... (0 replies)
... Where to begin?
History: 43 years old, married, two kids, 14 and 11. Probably hyperT the majority of my life. You know, where you can eat anything and not gain an ounce? Averaged 110 lbs on a 5'7" medium frame. Even dropped back down to 110 lbs after having my first child.
Suffered from ppd after him and took Prozac for 6 mos. Felt great! After the birth of my daughter in... (3 replies)
I'm new on this site.I live in Europe, 47 yrs old male.
I was diagnosed with Grave's about 3 years ago, I was put on anti-thyroid meds but I was allergic to those drugs.
After that I took RAI and I became hypo and gained a little weight(then more and more). The doc. put me on levo...(80mcg now) but I don't feel well with this meds. Most hypo symptoms are still present... (0 replies)
... a couple of months I went to a new doc about that. They ran lots of heart test on me, which checked out fine. Everything fine in my blood as well, except that my TSH came back as undetectable. Based on that, he guessed that the Synthroid was now making me hyperthyroid and had be go down to 50mcg over the last 5 weeks. ... (0 replies)
... At the end of last year I requested to be put on Armour instead of levothyroxine. At the time I was on 75mcg of levo. My labs were TSH 2. ... (1 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.
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... 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)