... For thyroid sufferers, the number one worst "invention" in the medical world was the development of antidepressants. Doctors are SO quick to pigeonhole people as "depressed" & try to shove antidepressants on them. My (previous) doc tried to do that with me, too! Even though I had a "barely there" Free T4, my TSH was still within normal range & my doc refused to check a T3... (5 replies)
... free T3 10.1, range 2. ... (0 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)
... if it's within normal range, the free T4 test is not done. But the free T4 test is vital, because that level can be insufficient even if TSH hasn't yet risen above the normal range. ... (4 replies)
... normal lab range 0. ... (0 replies)
... Your TSH is too high and your FT3 definitely too low plus if you have nodules in both lobes that means your thyroid is having a hard time. I advise you to find a good and competent endocrinologist. Have you had yr anti-TPO antibodies tested? That would be interesting to see the results.
I have had a thyroiditis for 20 years and I've seen a lot of incompetent doctors before... (6 replies)
... 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)
... 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)