... Referring to the answer below, based on those results they're total, not freeTs to which those reference ranges are given (the units are not the same either). Total T results of that type would also be consistent with hypothyroidism.
Find out what the reference ranges were and if you have thyroid tests run again to be sure of the right diagnosis make sure your have FREE... (3 replies)
... sured to see if muscle weakness is just thyroid related or muscle inflammation. Sjogren's testing is helpful for the dry mouth. You also need parathyroid hormone levels checked because of your high calcium. A CBC should be checked to rule out anemia, common in many autoimmune disorders. Please don't give up on this. ... (7 replies)
... lthy in all those areas....so i went to the Dr. for some answers. labs were "normal". TSH 2.31. but was very Vit D deficient. She wouldn't do anything until my D levels were normal. 6 months later I'm in the norm. but still feel like crap, gained 30lbs ect. ... (5 replies)
... Like another poster above, I would also appreciate a citation re TPO suppression of TSH. ... (5 replies)
... I was diagnosed when my TSH was only 1 point higher than yours. You should be able to find a sympathetic doctor if you look far enough.
TPO antibodies will keep TSH suppressed for a long time - years, sometimes - after the free T3/4 have fallen to inadequate levels. That's why TSH alone is an abysmal indicator of thyroid status. (5 replies)
... The dr has been monitoring her thyroid levels for a few years. ... (3 replies)
... vels are actually pretty good... Typical of someone without a thyroid disorder. Her TSH could be very slightly higher than healthy, but coupled with the good FT levels might not mean anything. ... (3 replies)
... ls, I wasn't that surprised to hear that something was wrong with my thyroid. I started to worry, however, when doing a little bit of research and seeing that my levels were incongruent in matching each other for a common diagnosis, being my free t4 too high for hypo, and my tsh too high for hyper. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you, I had the tpo done and its within normal. ... (6 replies)
... Although a TSH of 2.56 is within the lab range, many people do not feel well with that high of a TSH. Free T3 and Free T4 blood levels are better indicators of thyroid health. So if you can get a doctor to order those tests, that would be helpful. You would want to be above midrange for both. ... (6 replies)
... inion might be wise on the facial rash, as well as a biopsy with immunoflourescent studies to check for lupus. I would press for treatment of the thyroid if your levels come back like Finnmaid suggested, as I think you will feel better on it. ... (3 replies)
... bearing age, though, TPO antibodies are very important. ... (4 replies)
... TPO tested as Hashimoto's thyroiditis causes fatigue and hormones levels aren't enough to go by. Even Hashi's patients that are euthyroid have significant fatigue from the inflammation, elevated cytokines, etc. ... (16 replies)
... You do sound like some of these could be from thyroid problems (weight gain, constipation, memory issues) which do not occur in anemia/iron deficiency. I would ask Dr. to run anti-thyroid antibodies (anti-TG and anti-TPO) to see if you have autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) which is very common in females, and symptoms can precede abnormal hormone levels. (3 replies)
... Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can give me a clue about some test results my husband got back from his doc. Generally, he's been feeling tired, weak. For quite some time. His TPO levels came back at 23,753 - that's right, 23 thousand, not hundred! His TSH level was elevated also at 7.77 (5.0 being high range of normal).
Anybody know what causes a level this... (1 replies)
... Also what is your doctor proposing to help lower your TPO levels? ... (4 replies)
... I knew my thyroid was hypoactive, but my T3 and T4 levels were normal so they told me it was in my head. ... (0 replies)
... elevated levels such as his indicate Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism. ... (1 replies)
... According to your labs your TPO levels are within normal range so your doctor will probably say you do not have Hashi's. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, selenium can help, it seems people with thyroid disorders are deficient in it anyway. I cut my tpo's in half after 3 months of taking 200 every day. Then after that I cut down to 100. It's worth a try! (4 replies)