These boards have been so helpful over the years, in finding answers to my health questions! In regard to thyroid issues, I've grown tired of trying to find exactly what I need. Tired and desperate. I've learned a ton, but everyone's story is a little different, right?
So here I am making my first post, hoping someone can give me some insight or point me in the... (0 replies)
... On March 14th I woke up in the morning with what I believed to be a sore neck. I thought maybe I slept funny and figured it would start to feel better throughout the day. By lunch time it was noticeably harder to swallow and quite painful. I was taken to the ER that night, as the pain was not letting up.
In the ER the doctor sent me for a ultrasound. In the midpole... (0 replies)
... Couple weeks before I had the test done I was on a steriod for 6 days. I heard that maybe could have interferred with the results. I don't think I have hyperthyroid symptoms. What is the FT3? I don't think that was tested. My thyroglobulin AB was <1 and the thyroid Peroxidase antibodies was <1. (8 replies)
... I was on one grain of Armour and then prescribed 2 grains, (60 mgs.) because of a body temperature around 96. Some time ago, my hair started falling out. The only thing I took was the Armour, so I stopped and started taking biotin, selenium, folate, and it improved. Around the same time, I took 2% Lugols iodine, 2 drops working up to 12 drops, but stopped when I got my... (3 replies)
... My doc recently found my thyroid is enlarged i have ultrasound tomorrow but bloodwork was already completed and the results are this:
Thyroglobulin Ab,ECL. 13. Normal range « 20 iu/ml
Thyroglobulin 2nd generation. 7.61 Normal « 0.05. - High
Free thyroxine. 1.2. Range. 0.7-1.8 ng/dl
thyrotropin(tsh) 1.6. 0.4-5.5 MIU/L
Free T3. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you Lisa and Sammy. My daughter has been seeing a few pediatric endos for almost 5 years but I can't say that any of them have been great. The first said that since her TSH eventually became normal, she should feel absolutely fine. The second one we tried said the same and the next one only tests the T3 and T4 sporadically. I am dumbfounded after researching for so many... (6 replies)
I recently had my yearly exam and blood work done. While I was in the exam room, my GYN told me that my thyroid was big. She said she was going to order some lab tests. So now my lab results are in and all she said was that she is referring me to an endocrinologist. I asked for the results to be faxed to me, but I have really no clue what to make of it.
I want to... (2 replies)
... A few weeks ago, I went to the doctor because I felt really tired. He checked my thyroid levels and my TSH was 7.36. Since I was complaining of feeling really tired, plus I get cold easily and my mom has Grave's, the doctor thought it was a pretty standard case of hypothyroid, wrote me a prescription for Synthroid and sent me on my way. I was nervous about going on medication... (6 replies)
... Hi Midwest1,
Thank you for your reply.
Here are my lab results:
TSH 4.69 uIU/mL (Reference 0.45-4.50)
T4, Free 1.47 ng/dL (Reference 0.82-1.77) (8 replies)
... TPO AB 0. ... (0 replies)
... Nothing to do about the antibodies, true; not so the symptoms. When treatment is optimal, symptoms disappear - as long as they are being caused by lack of thyroid hormone. (Not every symptom that can be caused by it, will be caused by it 100% of the time.) Antibodies don't cause symptoms; only low or high thyroid hormone (T4/T3) levels do that.
It goes back to what I... (9 replies)
... in your case why the mri was done. I am glad that your mri turned out to be fine and you do not need to have any worries there. I wonder if those diagnosed with high tpo antibodies , as a matter of course, usually have a brain mri? ... (9 replies)
... What is the significance of a slightly out of range thyroglobulin ab test? ... (1 replies)
... and I feel like heck. I can fall asleep sitting here typing. my TSH is .60, T4free is 1.2, Thyroid AB is 13.5 but the thyroglobulin AB is 70.4. I do have nodules, and my doc say blood work makes him not want to put me on synthroid, even though my thyroid is very enlarged. ... (3 replies)
... how high is high? ... (7 replies)
... months after having my TSH come back high and my "thyroxine, serum, free" come back normal. I noticed some relief of some symptoms but overall thought that something else must still be wrong with me. ... (1 replies)
... The high thyroglobulin AB level means your hypothyroidism is probably autoimmune related. Your body is attacking your thyroid. ... (2 replies)
... Hi All, Could you please help me understand my lab results? Years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's with multi nodular nodules. Recently my TSH level was .066, my endo took me off of synthroid to have me be retested in 2 months. 2 months later my TSH level is .112. The remainder of my lab results are as follows:
TSH - .112
Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S - 1.03... (1 replies)
... Antithyroglobulin AB ,thyroglobulin antibody 4. ... (0 replies)
... The thyroglobulin concentration test might be called "Thyroglobulin, Serum or Plasma". ... (2 replies)