... Background: I had a short bout with Hashimoto's when I was 18. I took a low dose of synthroid for a year. All of my bloodwork since that time has been perfect. I am now 26.
I am 18 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. Last week, my thyroid panel came back with some results that I can't make sense of. Here they are:
TSH 0.006 low (0.45-4.5)
T4 Free (Direct) 0.96 normal... (3 replies)
... Hi all! I am a 30 y/o female who was diagnosed w hypo about a year ago. I went to an MD and then an Endo who refused to treat me because my levels were "normal" even though my symptoms were classic hypo. I finally found a doc who treated symptoms not just labs. Fast forward to now, 2 med changes later. At the moment I have the WORST brain fog imaginable. About 3 hours after... (3 replies)
... Hi everyone! This is my first post here and I am not sure if this was already covered in a previous thread. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism just over a year ago. I started with 15 mg or. 25 gr of armour thyroid. I was retested and increased to 30 and now at 45. I was steadily feeling better but recently have felt the way I felt before I was diagnosed. My free t3 was not... (8 replies)
... I have been having problems with my thyroid for the last year or so (at least that's when I started to notice it). I have been on generic levothyroxine, Synthroid and now I'm on Armour thyroid. My latest results/symptoms have me worried.
07/03/2013 - No medication
TSH 7.19 uIU/ML ( .45- 4.5)
T4 (Doesn't say if its free or total) 10.9 ug/dl (4.5-12.0)
I switched... (3 replies)
I've been struggling with hypothyroid symptoms (freezing cold, weight gain, brain fog, fatigue, low temps etc) for years and finally started Armour a few months ago (30mcg or 1/2 grain). My last test results (after 8 weeks on Armour) were as follows:
Free T3 2.0 (range: 2.0 - 4.4)
Free T4 0.76 (range 0.82-1.77)
TSH 1.56 (range 0.45-2.5)
None of these... (1 replies)
... I am 42 and for the first time ever in my life back in April I did a complete physical and my cholesterol was 242 <125-200> is the range and as is you can see this is high. Last year between June and December I gained 45-50 and that's a lot and I've never gained weight at such a rapid pace as a matter of fact I've pretty kept my weight under control.
I explained to the... (2 replies)
... I have not found any doctor as of yet to test Free T 3 so only have TSH and Free T4. ... (3 replies)
I went to a new endocrinologist a couple of months ago, and she said based on my labs, that I needed T3. I explained that I had a bad reaction to Armour about 6 years ago, so she put me on Cytomel. I was only taking 2.5 in the morning and 2.5 mid afternoon. Over the course of 7 weeks on the medication, I was depressed, lethargic, and I had terrible muscle aching. I... (10 replies)
... I was diagnosed hypothyroid NON hashimotos about 8 years ago. I am on 100 Mcg of synthroid and 10 mg of cytomel. My hair is shedding ridiculous amount, I have always been a heavy shedder but the last two or three years has been awful and I am always exhausted. I am also wondering if my hormones are off. I am a 31 y/o female. I have heavy long menstrual cycles. I am wondering... (4 replies)
... T4 1.26 (.82-1.77)
Free T3 2.8 (2.0-4.4)
Reverse T3 24.6 (9.2-24.1)
TSH 2.16 (.45-4.5) (5 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)