... At what point do I need to look for a new doctor? I've had classic Hashimoto's symptoms for years and finally my GP prescribed levothyroxine a year ago when my TSH came in at 12. He modified the dose several times but when I went for my May checkup and was still not well (slow metabolism, no energy,weight gain, digestion issues, hair falling out, cold feet, brittle nails,... (4 replies)
... Yesterday I had bloods redone. My TSH was 4.49, and my FT4 was 0.9. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Aussiejenni,
Actually, I am not taking T3. I have been on T4 for 6 weeks and just had my FT3 checked. Two months ago, before starting on T4, my labs were as follows
FT4 0.9 (0.9-1.8)
TT3 87 (80-180)
Did not measure FT3, even though I asked for it
One week later
TSH 2.3 (6 replies)
... I think it would be great if my labs printed percentiles for my TSH and FT4 values so that my Dr would be less likely to declare them as perfect because they are "in range." Does anyone know where I can find thyroid lab percentiles? ... (6 replies)
... B12=1200 (which is a HUGE jump from Octobers 464) *ref range 254-1320*
fT4=0.9 *ref range 0.8-1.5*
fT3=1.4 (not Free T3, total T3 d'oh) *Ref Range .70-1.90*
TSH=1.38 (downward trend 1.74, 1.54 and now 1.38) *Ref Range .350-5.000)
TPOab=35.4 *ref range <60*
Tgab=34.5 *ref range <60*
Dr said that I am within range, but on the low side in all of it. Was hesitant to... (8 replies)
... I notice my FT4 hasn't really changed and sits at the low end despite increasing my dosage. Is that normal? ... (5 replies)
... Hi guys, I'd appreciate some help interpreting my lab results.
During my annual blood test for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), I somehow got a TSH test too, which was high. Redoing TSH and adding FT4, I got these values:
FT4: 0.9 (normal 0.8-1.7 ng/dL) - 11%
TSH: 11.1 (normal 0.2-5.5 uIU/mL)
Sounds like hypo, right? I only have the lab results so far, I haven't... (2 replies)
... My very limited understanding from what I've read tonight is that if my FT4 is low it should increase my TSH so something here out of whack? ... (0 replies)
... Hello, this is my first post here. I've been having Grave's/hyper type symptoms for the past year since giving birth to my second (I'm 28), suddenly much worse starting 6 months ago. I have my levels checked frequently and they're always different. I have a goiter plus two 2cm nodules and 2 smaller ones. I've had a few FNAs (1 inconclusive, 2 benign) but the inconclusive one... (2 replies)
... This is kind of long but I wanted to be detailed...so please bear with me, I think the details are important to help better understand.
Last month I went into the doc on 9/25/14 to surrender my struggle of chronic fatigue, sensitivity to pain, tension migraines, cold feet, puffy/stiff hands and chronic fatigue and wild food and late night sweet cravings. I was wondering if... (7 replies)
... Labs came in today and I think I sorta understand but not sure.
TSH 2.16. Range is 0.40-4.50
FT3 2.8. 2.3-4.2
FT4 0.9. 0.8-1.8
Vitamin D 71. 30-100
Vitamin D2. Less than 4
I have been on Amour 60 mg for 2 months. I still feel like I have a slight buzz feeling in my head, get cold at exactly... (1 replies)
... Hi, I am new to the site so please forgive me if I should have put my question on an existing thread-
I have Hashimotos and phase 2 adrenal fatigue. For years I was on 5mcg of Cytomel and had fairly good results except for hair loss. I realize now I was anxious which probably contributed/caused my adrenal fatigue. I am now taking 15 mg of Armour and feel pretty good. My... (1 replies)
... Here are my labs. This was same lab but the ranges are slightly different, not sure why. I listed my prior blood draw as well. FT3 barely moved and FT4 moved a bit more but TSH has gone down! How is that possible? ... (6 replies)
... red and I have been seeing my GP for about 5 years for my thyroid issues. Unfortunately every time I get my blood drawn for my thyroid I have to request that my FT4 also be checked...my dr. likes to go by TSH, and wants to see a TSH around "1". LOL! My TSH was NEVER at 1 even before I started on Synthroid. It was like 0. ... (22 replies)
... That is the best my TSH has ever been! When I originally was put on meds, it was about 2.7. However my FT4 has always tested low! It was 0.76 when I went on meds, so has only improved slightly. Why is this? ... (6 replies)
... Hi- I haven't posted for a while.
I had a rough couple of years with things being really out of whack but feel more on track in the last two months.
In March my levels were high and my dose got upped to 150
in June my levels were
TSH 2.01 (range 0.40-4.00)
FT3 free 3.6 (range 3.8-6.0)
FT4 free 9.5 (range 7.9-18.4) (2 replies)
... Hello! This is my very first post here.
I tested positive for Hashimoto's back in approximately 1995, but haven't had my antibodies tested since then; just the TSH and thyroid levels.
I've been working on stablizing my dosages of Armour Thyroid since the beginning of this year, after several months of being off thyroid medication altogether (couldn't afford medical... (6 replies)
... I was diagnosed with some sort of hyperthyroidism 9 years ago. No one has ever really put a label on what I have. ... (0 replies)
... I've been on NP Thyroid by Acella for about 5 months. Before that I was on T3 only for 4 months, before that I tried various combinations of synthroid and cytomel with a 6 month trial of Armour in there somewhere. For the past 3 years I feel like I have tried every thyroid med option with no relief since the first 6 months of treatment when I was on 50mcg synthroid. I felt... (1 replies)
... which would make my actual FT4 0. ... (0 replies)