... The low TSH is fooling the MDs you've seen so far. But that's the way it often is with early Hashi's. ... (5 replies)
... Doctors wrongly tell us our T3/4 levels are "normal" more often than you can imagine. There is a member here currently who had multiple MDs tell her that her low TSH confirms hyper even though her T3/4 are below the reference range - clearly hypothyroid. She's trying and having little luck locating a competent MD who knows what he's doing .
So... If you can post the T4... (5 replies)
... my breast milk supply took a drastic drop around 6 months, so my lactation consultant had labs drawn. my TSH level was less than 0.015, but my t3 and t4 were normal. ... (5 replies)
... The problem is that my TSH is generally between 3 and 6. It fluctuates. ... (3 replies)
... For the past few months I have had night sweats, some shakiness, but no other really drastic symptoms. I get my TSH and T4 checked every three months or more to keep an eye on my levels. My TSH is very low, something like . ... (3 replies)
... Thank you, Finnmaid for your reply. And thanks again to Miswest1 as well. I"m glad to hear my TSH is in normal range.So based on your feedbac, it sounds like you all are saying it's definitely Hashimoto's. Is that right? ... (5 replies)
... weeks gestation. Other causes of a suppressed TSH including Graves disease should also be considered. ... (0 replies)
... T3 would cause low TSH, not high. If you last used it almost a year ago, there would be no residual effect now. It would not cause nodules, and it doesn't cause Hashimoto's. ... (14 replies)
... their bloodwork is "normal" even when it isn't. Levels just being within range are no guarantee those levels are "normal" for that individual patient. If your TSH has routinely been above 1 all those years, your levels most likely haven't been truly "normal". ... (2 replies)
... :wave: 1. Very high TPOab indicates Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition which is the most common cause for hypothyroidism.
2. Very low TSH indicates hyperthyroidism when actual thyroid levels (FT4 and FT3) are high and hyperT symptoms are present.
3. Cutting your doses in half sounds a bit drastic, especially when your T4 dose is concerned (a drop of say 25 mcgs... (1 replies)
... I agree that 50 mcg is a low dose, but usually starting low and going up gradually is a good idea. ... (5 replies)
... thank you for the informative reply. Do you have any imput as to why my t4 is normal? Could it be a pituitary issue rather than a thyroid issue?
Either way I guess it is all speculation until I get tested for anti bodys. If you do not reccomend synthetic t4 alone..what do you reccomend? the naturethyroid combo of t4 t3? (14 replies)
... and reverse T3 on a more regular basis. Unfortunately with Hashimotos there is a lot more going on. With Hashis the cells are being destroyed. This will cause TSH to be released and increase, and T4 being low because it is being converted to T3. ... (14 replies)
... symptoms of low thyroid. No one has them all. Weight change is but one. ... (3 replies)
... ashimoto's, which results in eventual permanent hypothyroidism, is also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. It can present at the onset with bouts of very low TSH and high FT4 or FT3. ... (9 replies)
... d then checks levels. These past 2 labs though are really something I have never seen in my bloodwork. Go from one extreme to another in 8 weeks. I started the low carb right after the first lab as my Triglycerides were 403. ... (6 replies)
... You can have hypothyroidism with low TSH if the problem stems from the pituitary. ... (10 replies)
... T4. That only means that the TSH mechanism in your body is also "broken". Pituitary disease can cause TSH to be low in conjunction with low thyroid hormones. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks! hmmm. TSH receptor antibodies-another question to raise with my primary. As for symptoms, it is hard to say. For sure, no weight loss! Palpitations-yes, but , I also have a cardiac arrhythmia as well as mitral valve prolapse for which I'm on a beta blocker-have been on that about 2 years longer than the Synthroid. I get palpitations intermittently all the time, but... (12 replies)
... Sure, here goes: (this is what the lab report says)
TSH, 3rd Generation: 0.07 (and designates L for Low)-does not give a reference range
T4 (Thyroxine), Total: 10.0. reference range: 4.5-12.0
Free T4 Index (T7): 3.1, reference range: 1.4-3.8
T3 Uptake: 31, reference range, 22-35%
I did recall reading something about how the thyroid can leak due to the Hashimoto's. Just... (12 replies)