I had RAI 12 years ago for multinodular goiter. A year later, I was given .075 mcg Synthroid and have been on that dose pretty much since. Increasing my dose to .088mcg 2 years ago made me feel awful so I went back with the ok from my Endo. I tend to feel better at the low end of normal in labwork.
We had been watching a nodule for several years and I had 2 undiagnostic... (0 replies)
... I have had symptoms of Hypothyroidism for approximately 8 years but the doctors keep telling me that Im fine. My mother has Hypothyroidism as well.
I am extremely frustrated with the doctors and I don't know what to do; they will not treat me.
My reading are:
My symptoms are: (1 replies)
... T3 also... these labs for starters. You may well have some other problem as well as hypothyroidism due to Hashimotos's. For the hypothyroidism, you want the TSH to be less than 2.0, maybe much less to not measurable, ie suppressed. But the TSH is not as important as how you feel on a particular dosage. ... (3 replies)
... Thyroid Ultrasound showed that my thyroid was under attack, but 0 nodules. ... (3 replies)
... Your labs look very similar to mine! (3 replies)
... I'm having the same problem just got my test results back and i'm seeing my doc this week to find out what they mean..I will post the results and if any one can help us here would be great.
TSH 1.26 0.27 - 4.20 mcIU/mL
T3, Total 197 75 - 170 ng/dL
Free T4 0.91 0.90 - 1.60 ng (3 replies)
... Also, does it hurt anything to have my TSH suppressed? ... (0 replies)
... Hello everyone,
I have just been diagnosed with Graves Disease and the doctor feels I should start Tapazole on the lowest dose and see her in a few weeks. I have a sinking feel she's wrong, though...and wonder if it could actually be Hashitoxicosis. I don't have any symptoms at all (apart from weight loss, but that has been gradual and I have been doing Weight Watchers... (1 replies)
... Or could it possibly explain why I have been feeling so ill all these yrs with consistent low end of reference range TSH levels? ... (7 replies)
... your thyroid tests. Blood tests to measure TSH, T4 and T3are readily available and widely used. The best way to initially test thyroid function is to measure the TSH level in a blood sample. ... (4 replies)
... What are some of your reactions to a dose increase? What does it feel like? Do symptoms increase for a short time? Do some symptoms go away?
I am on nature thyroid 2.5 grains, I just increased last week to 2.5 from 2 grains. Since I have been checking my blood pressure and heart rate this last year...I have nothing to go by from past history. But at night when I lay down my... (1 replies)
... My results:
TSH 0.8 uU/ml (0.5 - 3.0)
Free T4 0.9 ng/dl (0.7 - 2.5)
Free T3 1.6 pg/ml (2.5 - 6.5)
Anti-TPO 20 IU/ml (0 - 150 (70-150 borderline)
I've been reading that ANY detectable antibodies mean Hashimoto's but the lab reference ranges seem to indicate that Hashi's isn't a consideration unless the result is 70 or above. I'd... (1 replies)
... I recently saw my gynecologist with complaints that I *thought* were related to the onset of menopause. I'm 46 and my periods over the past few years have become increasingly lighter flow & fewer days of bleeding. I had a period in January and then...nothing. As the months ticked by I wondered why women complain so about menopausal hot flashes because I never had any. In... (2 replies)
... I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in May of 2009 and started T4 medication. Even though my labs came back normal after being on the medication for a while I still didn't feel good. I found a new doctor who is great and was willing to look at more then just TSH. Here are my results: The first results are from the endo she sent me too that said that I was fine. The second ones... (3 replies)
... I am very new to this site and extremely grateful that I found it. I was diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia almost three years ago. I am taking 350 milligrams of metoprolol. My primary doctor ordered new labs since my cardiologist has not requested any in the last 2.5 years. My results are as follows:
TSH - 0.01
Vitamin D - 26
Carbon Dioxide - 18
Free T4... (1 replies)
... anyone with knowledge on how to read the report?
the specimen is cellular with cohesive flat orderly sheets and clusters of follicular cells in a honeycomb pattern.
microfollicles are seen. abundant pigmented macrophages are seen in background. few groups of cells show atypical changes of crowding pleom orphism nuclear enlargement nuclear grooves.
atypical follicular cells... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone, i wondered if anyone can shed any light on my recent blood test results (if you don't mind - I'm new to this thyroid game and feeling a bit lost)
To give a bit of background (i'm in the UK btw), i had thyroid tests 2 years ago and nothing came back except elevated cholesterol which GP wouldn't do anything about (not even further tests) as i was only 25 then... (0 replies)
... Sept of 2014 TSH 14. ... (2 replies)
... I had a total thyroidectomy (parathyroids still intact) 8 weeks ago. Saw my doctor 1 week out and now I have an appointment with him next Tuesday. Got the results of my latest labs taken a week ago.
T4 - 1.4 (0.8 - 1.8)
T3 - 2.3 (2.3 - 4.2)
TSH - .40 (.40 - 4.50)
The T4 seems to be in the middle of acceptable range according to the chart. T3 and TSH are right... (3 replies)
I've been struggling with hypothyroid symptoms (freezing cold, weight gain, brain fog, fatigue, low temps etc) for years and finally started Armour a few months ago (30mcg or 1/2 grain). My last test results (after 8 weeks on Armour) were as follows:
Free T3 2.0 (range: 2.0 - 4.4)
Free T4 0.76 (range 0.82-1.77)
TSH 1.56 (range 0.45-2.5)
None of these... (1 replies)