... Thanks lady bud, unfortunately I have hashimottos, primary hypothyroidism, multinodular goitre and the last time I reduced my TSH went to 20!!! I am in the rare category, they think I really do have hypo and hyper with the tsh going so high and the T3 now high. I thought high t3 meant you had hyper, or maybe I am toxic/toxic nodular!!! (4 replies)
... I think if you are feeling hyper and T3 is high your dose needs to be reduced a little. Were you put on thyroxine because you were hypo or is it just to treat Hashimoto's and nodular goiter? That only makes sense. I would ask your Dr to drop your dose to 50mcg and skip 3 days to let your levels fall a little faster. If you have Hashimoto's, an anti-inflammatory like Naproxen... (4 replies)
... I think your Dr treated you based on scan and very low TSH. If your antibody levels remain elevated, the antibodies will eventually destroy your thyroid gland and you will become hypothyroid, requiring replacement. This is the natural progression of this disease (Hashimoto's-autoimmune thryoid inflammation with Graves)- hyper initially, then a period of normal (euthyroid) then... (4 replies)
... Hi everyone, I'm new here....first post....but I've been on Synthroid for about 18 years. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when I was 20. I've been on various doses of Synthroid throughout the years range from 100 mcg to 150 mcg and am currently on 125 mcg. I've never taken anything but Synthroid despite asking about cytomel , armour, etc.
About 8 months ago, after... (1 replies)
... Lab results:
TSH: 2.23 (range 0.34-5.6)
FT3: 0.92 (0.58-2.64)
FT4: 3.39 (2.5-3.9)
The nurse says my results are normal and I will not be treated unless/until my ranges are dramatically out of range. I am exhausted, irritable, having trouble sleeping, losing hair, working out and gaining instead of losing and I have 0 sex drive.This has been going on for 3+ years. I am... (2 replies)
... It's hard for us to know if there's improvement in the numbers without knowing what they were before. But numbers hardly matter, anyway, because you don't feel any better. I'm also unsure how any doctor could know you're "converting well" if both hormones are still inadequate.
FT4 should also be on the high side of its range. FT3 isn't the only level that matters. ... (1 replies)
... Ahhh, yes... I can understand that. Thyroid disease... Most especially Graves' disease... does that, doesn't it?
I have Hashimoto's which has been mostly stable for almost a decade. But I have a second autoimmune disease which recently became active again after about two years of relative stability. It stinks... LOL. But it is what it is. I refuse to worry about it. I... (5 replies)
... Thank You Midwest for answering;
I was treated with ATD. When we stopped my block and replace therapy my doctor told me I probably had more chance of getting Hashimoto's in the future rather then falling back to the hyper Graves state. Although he also said nothing is certain with a thyroid ( if it's still active).
He did a good job of explaining me the warning signs... (5 replies)
... Thank you so much Ms Ladybud for your advice; this is something I'll definitely follow up, thank you again - I greatly appreciate it. BTW, my anti-Smith antibody did come back positive, which indicates SLE.
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... Unfortunately, there are no DIY fixes for most cases of hypothyroidism. It's usually caused by the autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which results in a permanently damaged thyroid gland. There are no 'support' products you can buy that will undo that damage and allow the gland to begin making hormone again. Replacement of the missing hormone is the only... (3 replies)
... Regardless of the fluctuation in TSH, it looks like you are hypothyroid. Since you are suspected of having lupus (anti-Smith antibody is ver specific for it), I would want to find out if the thyroid problem is also autoimmune, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I would want anti-thyroid antibodies (anti-TPO and anti-TG) checked. You will likely feel better energy wise when started on... (2 replies)
... If it is Hashimoto's, there is inflammation in the gland, which can fluctuate in severity. Inflammation produces certain chemical byproducts called cytokines that cause fatigue. So yes, varying energy levels are normal, and on the days you feel more ntired, you can try taking an antiinflammatory like OTC naproxen. That can help plus can relieve the choking sensation somewhat... (4 replies)
... I agree that TSH is high, and with additional labs, you should likely be put on treatment. With a large nodule, tests specifically for that will be done, and should include anti-thyroid antibodies for autoimmune thyroid disease, Hashimoto's. Your fatigue will improve once treatment has begun. The others are mostly borderline. The osmolality reflects state of hydration, and you... (4 replies)
... We need to see the lab reference range that was used for the free T4. In the UK, it's something on the order of 10-20 or 12-24. But lab ranges can vary, and it's only in the context of the one used to do your test that we can evaluate it. If you can get that information, please post it.
That said, your result of 13.3 would be low-normal on most ranges. That conflicts... (5 replies)
... Since the standard treatment for Hashimoto's is to leave the thyroid alone and treat any deficiency with meds, I'd say that cancer really isn't a big worry. Also the risks from thyroid surgery aren't negligible.
>My endo seems like he's 100 years old (even though he came highly recommended) and honestly, I'm not sure if I trust him
Well on one hand, old, on the other... (4 replies)
... There are different kinds of thyroiditis. Hashimoto's is autoimmune thyroiditis. It is usually diagnosed by presence of anti-thyroid antibodies in blood. Have you had those done? Hashi's commonly causes nodules/goiter, and eventually destroys the thyroid tissue, over years. Given your high TSH, I would think your Dr would put you on thyroid medication, which will help you feel... (2 replies)
... I believe from what I read that a substantial proportion of people with autoimmune thyroid disease have normal antibodies. And some people without apparent thyroid disease have elevated antibodies (or at least the test shows that, IE false positive)
You could post all your lab results with ranges.
One thing, it's possible to have an odd lab result for whatever reason. ... (3 replies)
... Pretty much agree with Rose. I suspect that Hurtle cells are only notable when it's a HURTLE CELL CARCINOMA oh my! Otherwise it's some hurtle cells found in the context of hashimoto's... exactly what you'd expect. (I'm thinking a thyroid cell that got run over by an antibody)
So then the doctor looks at the pathologists report and sees, blah hastimoto's blah hurtle cells... (4 replies)
... I'm your average Hypo (Hashimoto) male. I'm currently taking Synthroid (have been for the past 7 years). I'll admit that for me Synthroid is NOT the magic "silver bullet" fix it drug. There are days where I still get strange symptoms that vary by the hour.
Like most of us, I realize that there is a very good possibility that my body is missing a few essential items that... (0 replies)
I have episodes of itchy all over too, to my knowledge it's associated with the antibodies (which are associated with Hashimoto and causing hypoT).
It makes sense that your hypoT got worse since that's the normal evolution of Hashimoto.
As far as not getting your medication regulated earlier, there are 2 things I want to point out. first when did the hyperT... (1 replies)