... Thyroid test results that are merely within range doesn't mean they're "normal" for you. Your FT4 is at the bottom of its range... A place that's "normal" for only about 10% of the population. It's undoubtedly too low for you and the cause of at least some of your symptoms. Your T3 also appears low.
Because med students are taught that TSH tests are infallible, it can be... (2 replies)
... Here were my levels 12-19-16 - I take 125 mg levtyyroxine (actually get up at 2 in the morning each day to take).
TSH 4.96 (ref range 0.40 mcIU - 4.12 mcIU/ml).
thyroxine T4 free, direct S T4 free Direct) = 1.47 ng/dL (ref 0.82 - 1.77
Ferretin = 115 ng/mL (ref 15-150)
TPO = 67 IU/mL (ref 0-34)
Triiodothyronine, free, serum = 2.0 pg/mL (ref 2.0 - 4.4)
Thank you... (7 replies)
... levels are relative. If your levels are at the high end of their ranges, they're most likely too high for you personally. That would account for the hyperT symptoms. ... (5 replies)
... Hi there, it wouldn't appear from those antibody values combined with the TSH and hormone levels you have a demonstrable thyroid problem but I'm assuming the test must have been ordered because you're experiencing some symptoms? ... (5 replies)
... T3 and T4 levels were normal. Anyone know what this could mean? ... (5 replies)
... C then levels went off the charts. ... (3 replies)
... EVERY TIME I TRY TO START UP Synthroid I get anxious and insomnia kicks in around the 4 week mark, so it must be reaching optimal levels and thus the problems kick in. ... (4 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)
... here that most Drs don't do the full panel test for thyroid so I wrote it all down and got mine to order the blood test. He said that the TSH was normal but the TPO levels, which should be 60 at the highest were 1,037! Is this very high? ... (5 replies)
... From what I've heard levo doesn't work for everyone because it's only T4. Some people do better on medications that combine T3 and T4, like Armour. Are you hormone levels in the normal range (Free T3 and Free T4)?
Regarding the antibodies, I don't know if there's anything you can do to lower them. I've heard that some people see some improvement a few weeks/months after... (1 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)
... My doctor says my levels need to go down to get pregnant so my baby doesn't have a high risk of thyroid problems... ... (4 replies)
... It is my understanding that there is a rather large variation in TPO antibody concentration for each individual and even more so between people. ... (4 replies)
... I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how quickly T3, T4 and TPO levels can change? ... (0 replies)
... I was recently diagnosed with Hashi's due to high antibodies. I have had symtoms of swelling feet, legs and hands as well as mimicking allergies, tired to recently blurred vision and brain fog. I have been tested over the last 3 years for everything autoimmune disorder known from Lupus, Lymes and RA. My GYN did the TPO test due to night sweats (which ended up from an... (0 replies)
... COME ON! WHat school did these MDs attend! Sorry that you have an MDum. You have Hashimoto's thyroiditis so does your daughter. High levels of antibodies mean that there is on going and continuing attack occuring on the TPO thyroid enxymes and tissue. ... (8 replies)