... For 19 years I've dealt with hyperthyroidism caused by multinodular goiter. No treatment, levels always stayed "borderline".
Yesterday I'm suddenly told that (by high risk OB, I'm 29 weeks pregnant) believes I now have Hashimotos and wants to put me on synthroid? It just makes no sense to me.
My current labs show:
TSH: 0.10 (Nov 2014 was 0.07)
Free t4: 0.75 (Nov 1.21)... (5 replies)
... Thanks again for the support! I see my diabetes endocrinologist on April 10th and were going to discuss the results and if he says I'm fine then I still have a different endo appt on the 23rd so I really hope that he can assist me. Appreciate the info so much :) (5 replies)
... Our new pediatrician decided to run a whole bunch of test, including a thyroid test because the fact that my thyroid is off and the fact that he has been and might still be considered "failure to thrive". So, about a week prior to the blood tests, he was sick. ... (0 replies)
... What if Dessicated Thyroid Hormone is NOT the answer? ... (0 replies)
... Nick, it is unfortunate that some Drs. go by the numbers only and don't listen to their patients. The FSH is too low to be detected by the sensitivity of that machine. ... (5 replies)
... Ok, so I got the letter in the mail today from my doctor and I'm somewhat annoyed. So first of all he is one of those doctors who thinks that all of my problems are in my head and likes to play by the reference ranges only.... So the T4 free range is 0.60 -2.19, TSH range is 0.47-4.68 , and there were NO OTHER RANGES LISTED. He said, and I quote, "Normal Testosterone leels,... (5 replies)
... Thanks for the reply Ladybud! One of the reasons I actually wanted to post this was because my doctor faxed these results over with NO reference ranges or even units of measurement...
I find this to be very unprofessional and annoying but fortunately the receptionist said that the doctor mailed me an official copy a few days ago so it should be in my mailbox tomorrow.
I was... (5 replies)
... k and welcome! It is always helpful to list your lab results with the lab's normal ranges in parentheses. If you can do that, we can see at a glance whether your numbers are high, low or ok. Your TSH is high and many people are using 3.0 as an upper cutoff now instead of 5.0. ... (5 replies)
... The one thing that comes to mind is that if you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, in the beginning stages, before your thyroid gives up the ghost completely, your levels can range between hypo and hyper and back again for quite a long time. ... (1 replies)
... rap. Symptom after weird, random symptom, endless bloodwork has been done, and still no answers. I could've sworn my doctors were going to say I had SOME SORT of thyroid problem, but they all say my results are 'normal.' Well I don't feel normal. Not even close. I'm only 22 years old and I feel 92... I have absolutely no energy. ... (1 replies)
... I still continue to get cyst that grow on my thyroid and I have had them biopsy but not removed because they are not at all large. ... (0 replies)
... sting again. Last time I asked if my adrenals are okay, they said they are fine. Beginning to wonder if it is stemming more from the pituitary rather than just a thyroid problem. ... (4 replies)
... I know the numbers are crammed together but they are in order by date across the page. ... (4 replies)
... It took a few weeks, but I think my thyroid numbers continued to go down after I posted this and I gradually felt better and saw improvement. ... (8 replies)
... Midwest1, Thank you for the welcome and helping to explain. I have been researching Hashimoto's all morning, but I guess I got scared that the numbers I got could maybe mean thyroid cancer. My RE did test my Free T4 and the result was 0. ... (5 replies)
... w. Don't know what to expect. I have type 2 diabetes and have had a triple bypass in 2010. Starting to wonder if all of my problems have been from a underactive thyroid all of these years. Just need advice from those who have been through this. ... (0 replies)
... I stopped taking my Carbimazole again after posting here and the pain went away, my levels crept up to a T4 of 21 prior to my operation. I then had my thyroid removed in mid January and was put on 100mcg of Levothyroxine as a starting dose. ... (4 replies)
... he asked me if everything was ok. I freaked out not knowing what could be the cause. After thinking about everything going on, I figured out that it must be my thyroid medication not working for me anymore. I went to my doctor and because I have no insurance, I am only getting the TSH blood work done. ... (1 replies)
... high. I brought this test to two Endocrinologists that refuse to even look at the number saying that it has noting to do with how I feel and because all my other numbers are fine, I shouldn't worry about that number being high. Currently I am taking Synthroid 112 mcg and the Integrated Dr. suggested I switch to Nature Thyroid 97. ... (1 replies)
... ear in April. I'm still shell shocked by the experience, going from hypertoxicosis to a severe state of hypothyroidism, together with massive pain in my enlarged thyroid and almost 2 months of high fever last summer. ... (5 replies)