... Doctors too frequently tell hypothyroid patients their bloodwork is "normal" even when it isn't. Levels just being within range are no guarantee those levels are "normal" for that individual patient. ... (2 replies)
... Sorry to say it, but you cannot visit an endo with any kind of expectation to bend him. If you find a great one, you're just lucky. If you don't, expect little cooperation from him, especially if he treats according to the TSH level only (as most do). They are by nature the most arbitrary and obtuse of any thyroid treaters. Most specialize in diabetes and haven't bothered... (2 replies)
... yroidism, and my dose helped, but didn't fix the symptoms all together. When I would tell my dr this she said it was impossible because my tests were within the normal range and wouldn't consider that it might not be"my normal". This has gone on for years...so one time my numbers changed a little so she lowered my dose. ... (26 replies)
... I did not even have time to ask him about the .03 to 3 decrease range for low thyroidsm... ... (26 replies)
... of normal range where your symptoms go away. ... (26 replies)
... Now, your levels look ok, but the T4 is best in upper quadrant of normal and T3 in upper third of normal range. Keep that under your hat as you see how the 25 mcg affects you. Always ask for your lab values, and when you feel bad, advocate for yourself. ... (5 replies)
... Synthroid is usually fine for most people, especially since you are in the normal range on your own. 25 mcg is a low dose. Some people can feel a difference beginning within a few days, but it generally takes 6 weeks to reach the full benefit. ... (5 replies)
... The TPO antibodies mean your immune system is making antibodies against your own thyroid gland. This is called autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. ... (5 replies)
... I recently discovered that I have Anti-TPO antibodies in my body. (I have 60, the normal range is 0-30) All of my thyroid hormones are normal, though!
My endo. prescribed my Synthroid 25 mcg for my hypothyroid like symptoms (Headaches, lightheadedness, fatigue, dry skin, eyes, mouth, hair, lethargy, etc.)
Should I take the Synthroid? My symptoms slowly began about 3.5... (5 replies)
... I am a south asian 43 year old man.Living in Bangladesh. My T3 is 1.82 , T4 is 114 And TSH is 3.05. Which is all in Normal Range, I guess. ... (3 replies)
... FT4 Range 0. ... (3 replies)
... FT4 Range 0. ... (3 replies)
... called "normal" labs. She knows just being in "normal" range doesn't mean that particular level would not be "normal" for everyone. ... (7 replies)
... T4 tests have always been a bit below normal or they are at the bottom of the "normal range". It varies week by week... ... (7 replies)
... I'm looking at the labs and see that the Anti TPO Ab is 457. ... (7 replies)
... I didn't catch the timeline being as long as that. Sorry for the mistake.
Which "thyroid antibodies" did she have tested? There are two for Hashimoto's thyroiditis - anti-TPO and anti-Tg. There are two that are indicative of Graves' disease - TSI and TRab. She should definitely have had TSI run; if she hasn't, she must insist on it.
Hashimoto's, which results in... (9 replies)
... High 3.12, Normal 0. ... (0 replies)
... The ranges for T4 and T3 include a representative sample of the entire population. Having just any level within that range means nothing. It's only "normal" if it's your "normal". It's the same as having a shoe size within the standard size range. ... (2 replies)
... Yes i will definately be trying the anti imflamitories a try. I was given Beta blockers at the very beginning last year so i might talk to my doctor again about them. ... (11 replies)
... Your T3 is the most active component of thyroid hormone, and it is quite low in the range. You should also have two sets of antithyroid antibody results, anti-TPO and anti-TG. Not everyone with Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis) has both antibodies present, so this is only half of the picture. A nodular goiter is very characterisitc of Hashimoto's and many people with it... (2 replies)