... I got my labs back that I requested on my own! It looks like I am finally not borderline but I am actually registering as high by the lab standard. I feel relieved but I know that my battle isn't over because now I have to find someone who is willing and knowledgeable to treat me!
TSH- 5.9 (Ref Range .450 - 4.50)
Free T4- .95 (Ref Range 0.82 - 1.77)
Free T3-2.7 (Ref Range... (9 replies)
... Thanks for your helpful information! I am actually seeing a new doctor today for an unrelated problem with what I think are gallbladder attacks so I'll bring up the thyroid issue and see if she's willing to help.
I actually just paid money out of my own pocket for a full thyroid panel including TSH, FT3, FT4, reverse T3 and both antibodies but haven't gotten results yet. I... (9 replies)
... The test for TPO is only so accurate. It's maybe as much as 20% false negative. It's possible to have Hashi's with a negative test result. The only 100% positive test for it is tissue biopsy, but that's done only to check nodules for cancer and not just for Hashi's diagnosis alone.
Healthy people might sometimes have a very small titer of TPO Abs, maybe up to 3; but with... (9 replies)
... doctor to doctor in this town trying to find someone competent or willing to help me. I saw an endocrinologist who did exactly what my regular doctor did. Tested TSH and free t4, said I was borderline and told me no further investigation was needed. ... (9 replies)
... m. measurements are usually higher than late afternoon. In the scheme of things, your changes are small. Healthy people without thyroid disease generally have TSH no higher than 1.5 or so. So, what matters is that yours is always much higher than that. ... (9 replies)
... As you can see, my TSH goes from borderline to lower, then back up again. My TPO went from below 6 too 20.4 in just 2 week and then increased very slightly after that. ... (9 replies)
... I am new here and have a question. Sorry if it has been addressed in another thread previously. Is it normal to have fluctuating TSH levels for many years? ... (0 replies)
... First time poster here needing some help please.
I'm a 33 year old male, with fluctuating TSH levels over three tests
spaced 6 weeks apart.
First one TSH- 5.68 brought to my attention by primary doctor.
second test with first endo doc.
Free T4 -.8
He also found goiter in neck (suggested... (5 replies)
... Hi I am hypothyroid w Hashimoto's Disease. I often have to get tests every 6 wks bc my levels change so much. Right now I'm on synthroid 125mcg and 5 mcg cytomel. I had to increase bc my TSH was 3+ 2 times in a row. My endo keeps the cytomel dose constant but tweaks synthroid constantly. I've been on everything from 75 to 125 synthroid up and down over and over. Is it normal... (1 replies)
... She told me to relax, take selenium and retest TSH in 1 month. ... (0 replies)
... TSH is 0.450-4.500 and T4 is 0.82-1.77. Never knew what normal range for the T3 was (2 replies)
... I've posted levels from my blood work on here before. This time my TSH was 0.201, T4 was 1.23 and T3 was 3.3. Am I still hyper? ... (2 replies)
... I have been having fluctuating TSH levels. My current level is 0.01. I had a complete thyroidectomy 8 years ago. Can these low level become serious? ... (1 replies)
... I know that Hashi's disease can have fluctuating tsh like this.With a tsh of over 3 you were probably hypothyroid at one time.Do you feel well? ... (20 replies)
... Don't wait for another year to be tested again. That would be ridiculous considering your fluctuating tsh levels AND the way that you feel. ... (9 replies)
... You really can't go by TSH to evaluate your condition....especially since you no longer have a thyroid. ... (7 replies)
... I have not been able to go to my doctor due to the fact that I don't have insurance, but I did call and I can tell you that my tsh is 0.170 and I have no thyroid. I am anxious and not able to sleep. I have diarrhea a lot also. ... (7 replies)
... So many doctors make the mistake of looking at TSH for dosing decisions and I think you now understand why that is a recipe for disaster. ... (7 replies)
... What an answered prayer! Thank you so much for responding, and so quickly. I am taking synthroid and needed and had a dose increase several months ago and just had labs again and needed a decrease this time!!!! I don't have my lab numbers on me right now, but I can tell you he took me from 137 mcgs to 150 and back to 137 again. I am pretty sure he is just running tsh. I have... (7 replies)
... Your HPT (hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid) feedback loop was interrupted by the removal of your thyroid.
So, looking at your TSH (pituitary hormone) really tells you nothing about the levels of thyroid hormone in your body.
Thyroid hormones basically help "run" all body systems.
Please ask your doctor to look at your actual thyroid hormone levels:
FreeT4 (T4 or... (7 replies)