... Your TSH is WAY too high. Yes, you could have Hashimoto's. It can cause your thyroid hormones to go up and down. If that's the case, you'll still need treatment.
Short term help in the form of a benzo (like you were given) can be helpful, but they are horribly addictive. Stay calm. Hopefully you doctor will have a better idea of what's going on now that the tests are in.... (1 replies)
... I am a 33 year old female with a history of hypothyroid. I've been on levoxyl since I was 13 years old. I had a readjustment of the medicine back in January and all looked fine. Anyway I hit a crisis this past week. Looking back, things were getting out of hand but I did not identify that there WAS a problem or WHAT the problem was. I was moody - I thought I had PMS. I... (1 replies)
... This sounds like a brush-off to me. The fact is, you "know about it", because you have severe symptoms from it. If she doesn't know how to fix it, she should refer you elsewhere instead of offering non-pertinent generalities.
TSI is not the same as TPOAb.
TSI causes Graves' disease, the leading cause of hyperthyroidism.
TPO-Ab and/or Tg-Ab cause Hashimoto's disease... (6 replies)
... I am on Levothyroxine, have been on that since February, 88mcg. Doc did not tell me Hashimoto's, just hypothyroidism. They did the Free T4/TSH blood test. (7 replies)
... Are you on thyroid medication already? Do you have a specific diagnosis (such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis)? (7 replies)
... TSH is not a very accurate measure of thyroid function because it can be influenced by many factors like stress, illness, etc. Also, if you have Hashimoto's, your thyroid levels can fluctuate up and down for years before your thyroid finally gives up the ghost.
Your TSH is within what is considered to be the normal range, but that doesn't mean your thyroid levels are... (4 replies)
... Yes; your TSH is what I would consider slightly high.
If your doctor thinks you have Hashimoto's, he or she should be monitoring you closely with blood tests and I would have thought you'd be getting a small dose of thyroid medication.
By the way, I think you should probably be getting your Free T3 and Free T4 tested as these are direct measures of actual thyroid... (1 replies)
... I'm a 28-year-old male diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in January. Suspect subclinical hypothyroidism based on symptoms and test results. Here are the most recent numbers:
Free T4: 0.95
Total T3: 97
Does this seem abnormal to you? (1 replies)
... Just curious as to what your TSH was before you started Naturethroid? (9 replies)
... It's probably Hashimoto's, but it's definitely hypothyroidism.
The reasons are that your TSH is above 1.5-2.0, and your free T4 and free T3 are far below their reference range medians. Most women would need FT4 (using that range) to be around 17-18 and FT3 around 5.5-6.0 to feel well. Below-median free Ts are rarely anyone's "normal", and most healthy TSH levels are in the... (3 replies)
... It sounds as though you might be hyperthryoid (hypo would likely mean your heart rate would be slow, not fast).
I don't know much about hyperthyroidism (I am hypothyroid), but thyroid diseases generally are lifelong and medication is therefore required, just as it would be if you were diabetic. Most people do well, once they are on the correct dose of the right medication.... (1 replies)
... You can forget about the antibodies. The treatment for hypothyroidism is the same no matter if it's caused by Hashimoto's or anything else.
Three "pills" doesn't mean much. What is the dose of each one?
The fact that your TSH is still well within the range while taking NDT suggests the dose is probably too low. TSH will generally be suppressed when an NDT dose is... (9 replies)
... Hoping someone can help/direct me. I've been on ndt for a few years now, Naturethroid, 3 pills a day. I think I need more but my doctor disagrees. I finally got him to perform tests other then tsh and these are the results:
T4 free 0.54. Ref range 0.6-1.40
T3 free 3.20. Ref range 2.10-3.90
TPO antibody 939.00. Ref range 0-9.00
TSH 1.01. Ref range 0.44-4.21
The... (9 replies)
... I'm new to this, too, but have several family members who suffer from Hashimoto's disease and attendant hypothyroidism. It is most likely that you will need to take some sort of thyroid replacement hormone for the rest of your life, though once you're able to find the right balance with your endocrinologist this isn't much of an inconvenience; my grandmother has been taking... (1 replies)
... Hello, everyone. I am a 28-year-old male diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in January. My TSH has consistently come in borderline high (around 3.3), but I am positive for TPO antibodies and have many of the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism.
One of these in particular is a little strange: I've been noticing significant thinning of my INNER eyebrows, closest to my nose.... (3 replies)
... Hi! Just diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Have a couple questions I would love help with. Will I always be on meds?? And will a specific diet help? Enough to go off meds? Thanks (1 replies)
... My name is Holly, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for 3 years. My TSH has never been stable and has been climbing drastically over the last year or so. I am on levothyroxine 175 mcg and my last TSH was 47.3 fasting. I was diagnosed last year with Hashimoto's. I also have GERD and a restricted esophagus. I sometimes get the feeling that my throat is being compressed... (4 replies)
... Well yea you definitely have hashimoto's. Your body is attacking your thyroid with antibodies thinking it's foreign to the body. It seems like you don't have a conversion issue so that's good. Inactive T4 gets converted to active T3 and some people have conversion problems and when they take levo/synthroid/t4 only they don't get better because their t3 doesn't go up.
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... What a "great" endo blaming hypothyroid symptoms on depression, anxiety, and stress. Your TSH is high enough that you're officially hypothyroid not just subclinical hypothyroid. There's a lot of people on here and other forums that have trouble getting diagnosed because their TSH is below 5 and lot of crappy doctors only look at TSH. So I guess you have that going for you.
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I was recently referred to an endocrinologist due to 'abnormal' blood test results. The results were not shared with me. The endo gave me a full exam & at the time concluded my thyroid was fine & I was just stressed from work & maybe a psychologist would help. He took a blood test anyways.
A week later I got a call to say a prescription was in the post for 125mg of... (4 replies)