... ap smear, I complained to him that I've also been developing headaches. Prior to this, I have never had a headache IN MY LIFE. I'm not kidding! This Doc ran a TSH only. Later in the mail he sent me my results of a TSH of 6.87 along with an rx for levothyroxine 25mcg and told me to recheck in 8 weeks. ... (2 replies)
... As of a couple of weeks ago, these are my new numbers. After begging, I FINALLY managed to get the doc to drop my Tapazole - it had previously gone from 15 to 10 and she agreed to drop it to 7.5. But I have elected to take it down to 5 b/c this is just ridiculous.
The symptoms I had while being this hypo were more horrible than any symptoms I had while hyper. I suffered... (6 replies)
... egan. I still am fatigued, feel bad, no energy, losing more hair than I should, can not lose weight no matter what I do. I had some bloodwork a few weeks ago. My TSH was 4.55, reference range 0. ... (2 replies)
... Called my doctor, he's referring me to an Endocrinologist. He she this person will get me on all the right meds. I'm still not sure what the ultrasound is about, from what I can determine it just shows of its enlarged or has nodules. As far as getting another doc, I would in a heartbeat but I have my medical through the VA and am stuck using who they assign to me.
I did pull... (13 replies)
... One Endo.Dr. said my TSH was in the low normal range, so he did the antibody test. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, I'm new here, first time posting. I have a lot of symptoms of thyroid problems, yet my labs are coming back normal, and my doctor won't refer me to an endo b/c everything is within clinically normal range.
Last May, I got my primary doc to test my TSH. It was 1.1. (don't have the reference range for that one...sorry.) It was within normal range, so he refused to do any... (21 replies)
... Hi there again,
It's taken me a bit longer than I thought it would to get some lab results! I still don't have the most recent TSH, free T3 & free T4 however these are from a whole battery of tests ordered by my neurologist on 05/15/22:
TSH 1.03 reference range is 0.40 - 4.50 miU/L
T4, TOTAL 6.5 reference range is 4.5 - 12.0... (26 replies)
... Hi bee01,
Everything I've read has stated that a "typical" dose of thyroid hormone is between 3 - 5 grains. Obviously, everyone is individual in what dose will work for them. But, I can say that prior to taking thyroid meds, my body temp averaged 95.5 degrees. Now at 2.5 grains, I'm at 97.6 degrees. Still a far cry from the normal of 98.6 degrees and definitely still... (10 replies)
... Your labs indicate that the dose increase was needed. On medication aim to get your TSH below 2 and freeTs around midrange. If that is achieved but you still have symptoms some "fine tuning" upwards is needed. ... (40 replies)
... Morning, yes they did get the results around the wrong. Way thank god,
I hope that looks better.
Sam (40 replies)
... Hi. Sorry this is so long. I just joined this board and I am desperate for answers. I am 53 years old. I have been on various dosages of bioidentical estradiol and progesterone since 2006 to help with, first, perimenopausal problems, now menopausal problems. Until 2009 all seemed to be going well. I was running 5 miles, 3 times a week, lifting weights and feeling the... (2 replies)
... I literally almost died from being treated by an Endo who went only by my TSH readings, which were not even true readings because they were caused by his mismanagement of my thyroid meds. ... (54 replies)
... Are you in UK (or Canada)? If you are those reference ranges on the top side can be for freeTs. The ref. ranges you have below are typical freeT ranges in US (different testing methods are used).
I still think you have the freeT results mixed ;) When you switch them they start to make sense and reveal that they truly are on the low side.
Now you've only been on... (40 replies)
... Thanks for your reply, oooooo I dont know if they were free t3 and free t4 i asked the doc for t3 and t4 results and thats what she shouted out to me.
Heres the results after taking 50mcg for 4 weeks
tsh 2.55 0..5 - 5.5
t4 4.3 10.5 - 20.0
t3 13.6 3.5 - 6.5
doc then gave me 75mcg, which is what I have been on for the last 4 weeks, having blood test in two... (40 replies)
... You probably needed a higher dose as your TSH was above 2, your actual thyroid hormone levels are probably on the low side and you clearly have symptoms. ... (40 replies)
... y ache all over, Sorry to go on but Im so low at the moment, am I trying to run before I can walk, am I expecting too much too soon..... god my hands hurt, um my tsh this time was 2.55, my t3 was 13.6 and t4 was 4. ... (40 replies)
... Hi Everyone,
I'm new here but I've spent so long on my own with my issues that it would be a relief just to know that others might just understand how I feel.
I have been suffering with hypothyroid like symptoms for many years but can't seem to get any understanding or help from my GP at all. After searching the internet and looking on sites such as Stop the Thyroid... (13 replies)
... I know one of you really runs best with your TSH really low. How low? ... (5 replies)
... Here they are and today he moved me up to 1 1/2 grains of the Nature-throid. So far so good. I'm coming on up!
March 20, 2012 Newest Labs
TSH 1.3 (.450-4.5)
Free T3 3.2 (2.0-4.4) 72.7%
Free T4 .98 ( .82-1.77) 55.3%
I also learned from the saliva test that my adrenals are ok.
Guess what isn't ok? (7 replies)
... I posted in December with some numbers and a list of symptoms, but the summary is - TSH was 3.22, doctor ran a sleep apnea which was normal, iron was normal, so she said it could be chronic fatigue and prescribed Welbutrin. Which I didn't take. She didn't acknowledge any concerns I brought up other than the fatigue.
Went to a new doctor last month. She said something... (4 replies)