... TSH isn't static. It fluctuates up and down in circadian rhythm, and can change up to 3 full points in 24 hours time (although the average daily swing is usually less than that.)
TSH is a pituitary hormone, not a thyroid one. The test for it is an inaccurate indication of what the actual thyroid hormone levels (T4 and T3) are. The TSH level - high, low, or optimal -... (1 replies)
... You may get more help interpreting cholesterol labs on the High Cholesterol board, here ~
The most common reason for low HDL is inadequate exercise. There is no other effective way to raise it other than becoming more active. Your other cholesterol labs don't look bad, though.
Low thyroid is the second leading... (2 replies)
... I think your question might have gone unanswered because it doesn't ask a specific thyroid question. I have no idea what those drugs are and am not more than passingly aware of estrogen dominance.
I can only tell you that, if your symptoms are being caused by your thyroid, throwing a bunch of unrelated drugs at it probably will do no good. Once your dose of... (1 replies)
... This is the Thyroid Disorders board. Your question sounds like one for the Health Insurance Issues board. Here's the URL for that ~
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=59 (2 replies)
... If you want to see my entire story it is on another thread -
In the last 2 nights I've had such intense side-effects (or what I assume are side-effects) that I went into emergency last night. They said I wasn't having thyroid storm, just by looking at me, but they didn't test for anything but the TSH. They told... (12 replies)
... I haven't ever heard of Lyme disease causing hypoT, either. Have you asked the smart folks over on the Lyme Disease board? Here's the URL for that board, if you need help getting there ~ http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=82 (1 replies)
... Hi again.
Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor, not a scientist. I'm just an average layperson whose only knowledge about hypoT is personal and superficial. I only know what I've read. True, I've read a lot... but that doesn't make me professional. So your question about why starvation lowers thyroid function and why good nutrition makes it return is one that I... (3 replies)
... Ummm... You must have taken a wrong turn. This is the Thyroid board.
Perhaps the Bowel Disorders board will be able to help you. It's at
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=20 (2 replies)
... For information on Cortisol and great help and support, have you checked out the Addison's Disease Forum here at HealthBoards? Addison's is characterized by low Cortisol.
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=8 (24 replies)
... Not me - hubby smokes - he won't quit til he retires, he is too stressed at his job.
Check out the Smoking Cessation Board on this site: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=116
Perhaps they can help you - Deda from the thyroid board is on there sometimes.
Take care, kiddo! Good luck with quitting! (9 replies)
... High cholesterol is discussed on the Heart Disorders board ~
BUT... Hypothyroidism is the second leading cause of elevated LDL, following poor diet. As long as you eat a reasonably healthful diet, and get some moderate exercise, your LDL will drop once your thyroid is in line. Statin use by a hypothyroid person... (14 replies)
... With Cortisol BELOW range, you need to have that addressed before you start worrying about being treated for a thyroid disorder. Why?
If Cortisol is low, your reaction to the thyroid meds could be very bad, causing you to have hyperthyroid symptoms with even small doses, but not affecting your thyroid labs. The prescription inserts in thyroid meds that doctors are... (3 replies)
... You should check out the Lupus Healthboard. Patience50 spends a lot of her time there... She'll be glad to help you out ~
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=81 (3 replies)