... Midwest1 had a good suggestion for finding a more thyroid literate doctor. You can also ask pharmacists at the big retail pharmacies. I take natural dessicated Acella NP thyroid which I get at my local Walmart. ... (6 replies)
... iatric med we have tried in the last 2.5 years has made her worse. All drs seem to want to refer us back to the psychiatrist because of the irritability. Her thyroid "numbers" have improved to the normal range but still no relief from these symptoms. ... (0 replies)
... i have celiac diesease because if got off gluten before testing. problem is my hair has been falling out ALOT and i decided to got to a naturopath and get a full thyroid panel done. she said my thyroid panel numbers are a bit odd.. ... (2 replies)
... The numbers continue to vary for some weird reason, I am wondering if the original that were given to me were written incorrectly and it was a different angle/LWD of the one nodule as opposed to a second one.
Either way, three samples were taken from the large nodule on the right lobe today which showed calcification and I was told was "atypical" by the doctor.
He told me... (5 replies)
... Are your thyroid numbers off? ... (3 replies)
... That's quite a difference from the numbers you mentioned in your first post. ... (5 replies)
... big family history of autoimmune disorders, and from what I understand, numbers over 4 or so on the TgAB test aren't what you see in healthy people. ... (2 replies)
... Without lab numbers, it's hard to say from here what might be happening.
It's highly unlikely he is overdosed with just 25 mcgs. That small a dose suggests that his lab values must have been only mildly deficient - at least, in the mind of the diagnostic MD. If the deficiency is indeed factually mild and hasn't been misinterpreted as mild when it's more severe, it's... (1 replies)
... I have been experiencing the symptoms of hypothyroid for years, but only recently has my doctor put the lab request in to test for thyroid issues. Please help me interpret these numbers. ... (1 replies)
... My TSH has never been that high (highest was just below 7) but I have heard of people who had that level, and much higher. I've seen some crazy numbers, frankly.
I'm not sure I'd attribute it to overworking. Stress can be a factor, but for that high a result, obviously your thyroid is simply dysfunctional to begin with (IMO). You are doing the right thing upping your... (4 replies)
... Be very careful of going off your thyroid medicine. ... (12 replies)
... I've been on thyroid meds for 5 years due to a thyroidectomy. I settled into a dosage of levothyroxine a couple of years ago, not perfect, but not bad. ... (7 replies)
... doctor to rule out arthritis. We recently saw her MD and I inquired about thyroid disorders. She ordered some additional tests, but came to the conclusion that follow up in 6 months is necessary but no action taken at this time. ... (0 replies)
... I am so sorry you are feeling so horrible! I am not sure where you live, but I know that the nurses at my docs office won't refill a prescription, the doctor has to so that. What are your actual levels? Did they give you your lab results? If so can you share them here? If not, you need to get them so that YOU know where you are in regards to your levels and which tests the doc... (3 replies)
... rize multiple times a day, and worst of all I was really depressed. So I got the new labs done and low and behold when the doctor's office called me they said my numbers were "perfect" and that they were keeping me on the new dose. ... (3 replies)
... and to schedule an appointment. My appointment is scheduled for Tuesday but in the meantime I have a bunch of numbers with no ranges and I don't even see a thyroid index. I am trying to understand this but have been running in circles trying to understand searching the internet. ... (0 replies)
... Those iron numbers donīt look that good...just because ferritin is barely in the normal range doesnīt mean there is no iron deficiency, especially given the very low iron and saturation numbers which donīt happen for no reason. If you have chronic inflammation ferritin tends to go up and the serum iron and iron saturation go down -- even with ferritin of, say, 50 you can still... (21 replies)
... My endo just raised my dose, I've been on it about 3 weeks, and I'm already feeling a lot better (will probably feel even more so in a few more weeks). My numbers were pretty similar to yours before my dosage was upped (T-4 at very bottom of range, in particular). (6 replies)
... eally would like to. Not sure my doctor will go for it. According to him, my iron is fine since my hemoglobin is almost in the normal range, despite all my other numbers being so low. ... (21 replies)
... at none ever are for anyone. Incredible, but true. Most endos primarily keep up with innovations in diabetes care, but don't bother to learn anything new about thyroid once they graduate. They are staunch lab report worshippers and care little about the way their patients feel. ... (6 replies)