... There are also natural thyroid hormone products but levoT works for most on a sufficient dose. ... (4 replies)
... yes lol!!! That pretty much sums it up. I don't know too much about this stuff but I am going to ask for more tests. I guess it just seems weird to me that if my numbers are in range how could there be something wrong with the thyroid. What is even the point of the ranges then ya know! ... (4 replies)
... Unfortunately, with a 15 minute appointment most doctors listen and assume from us! It is never enough time to ho through the whole picture.
If I were you I would write down all you symptoms and ask for a full panel of hormone bloods done and see what comes from it.
That way you are starting from the beginning. Hypothyroidism has a habit of giving us a couple of symptoms... (4 replies)
... Nami- I wonder if that's my issue? My thyroid labs were ok but the vitamin d was low (18) so I wonder If I should ask to get my antibodies tested. I guess I didn't think that if your numbers (ft3,ft4,tsh) were normal anything else could be wrong. I'm just sick of feeling the way I do. I want to feel normal again. (4 replies)
... Doctors love numbers and they don't give you an overall picture. ... (4 replies)
... ths ago. Fatigue, tingling, metallic taste, constipation. I went to the doctor a few months ago and these were my numbers. My tsh was 2.15 and is now 5.34 . My thyroid peridoxise antibodies were 593 and now are 485. They did not redo the other tests. I still feel bad. Any help is appreciated. ... (5 replies)
... Hey there!
I am new to NDT myself only been on Erfa for about 6 weeks. But I am going to share with you what I know and I hope it will help you out. Perhaps Midwest or Finnmaid will see your post, they have helped me so much :)
I think splitting a dose works for some people. Some find that if they take their whole dose at once they get T3 spikes and feel too wired/or hit... (4 replies)
... DO that I saw a couple of years ago in regards to my thyroid issue but that probably won't happen for a couple of months. ... (4 replies)
... autoimmune thyroid disorder for example, that cause low libido . ... (0 replies)
... My GP is sending me for another test this week, and I have admitted as much as taking some natural supplements to boost my thyroid function which would explain the increase in the FT4 but I am concerned now about the fluctuating TSH. ... (4 replies)
... That's a huge dosage decrease! Did your doc/endo give you your ACTUAL numbers? Did they check you free T4 or free T3? TSH is not always the best indicator-in fact as far as I understand it because you were already medicated and on NDT-your TSH would DEFINITELY not be an accurate indicator of where you really are in regard to hyper/hypo.
I had an endo tell me my TSH was to... (5 replies)
... Hello, I am new to this board, but thought maybe somebody could explain my thyroid numbers to me. ... (8 replies)
... I agree endos are worthless at treating thyroid. Maybe good for diabetes. (8 replies)
... pecialists to prescribe based on TSH only. They tend to keep up with advances in diabetes care only and have no interest in learning anything new in the area of thyroid disease. ... (8 replies)
... Lab results will also depend on the amount of time since your last thyroid dose. How long did you wait to have labs after dosing? ... (8 replies)
... T3 medication. What range do these numbers need to be in? ... (8 replies)
... Free T3 and free T4 are better indicators of thyroid function than TSH. ... (8 replies)
... So... Yes, you're hypothyroid, but your TSH has nothing to do with that. It's because you're being prescribed too little thyroid hormone. ... (8 replies)
... IMO it's time to find a new doctor, one who treats based on symptoms and free T3 and free T4 results. (8 replies)
... Basically, I need a new doctor, endo, or I would even settle on a monkey who cares how i feel, understands thyroid levels, and can prescribe me Armour in or near Ohio. I am willing to travel to find relief and help to feel better. ... (2 replies)