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... Hypothyroid people aren't sick because their TSH is high. They're sick because their T4 and T3 are low. ... (9 replies)
... If your doctor is only watching TSH to get you stable, that's the problem. TSH is quite naturally variable. ... (2 replies)
... Free T3 percentage can be calculated the same way. It doesn't work for TSH, because it's too inaccurate and variable to apply any rules to. ... (6 replies)

... Thanks for your interest. My T3u is 30 (22-35%). PMD won't test anything she's not comfortable treating. She ordered repeat of TT3, FT4, and TSH to take to new endo on 6/2. FT4 never tested before. Dysautonomia is general - Primary Autonomic Failure. I pretty much have every single symptom listed. It was diagnosed after five 911 trips to ER. My legs would just collapse... (26 replies)
... Please, please do not go by TSH levels for your thyroid treatment guide. ... (12 replies)
... Your TSH is a bit low but not necessarily an indicator of pituitary dysfunction. TSH is a very variable test in different people, hence why it's a terrible screening tool for so many of us. ... (29 replies)
... I will go next week and get my records for the last few years. Th eGP rarely asked for free T4 and other tests. I've been on the synthroid for 13 years and, of course, will need it forever. This is worth looking into. How would one know it is needed though? I have been supplementing all these for several years and more carefully in the last 6 months. I'll also see if... (18 replies)
... It's correct that TSH can be very variable and that's why we go by the free T3 and free T4 levels to guage where we feel the best. ... (18 replies)
... Given your fluctuating TSH and your symptoms I'd ask for antibody tests for Hashimoto's and Graves. ... (2 replies)
... er the 8 hours, there is not much difference, but during that period right after you take the meds your Free T4 will be abnormally high compared to other times. TSH won't be affected much, but it is so variable that it can't be counted on anyhow. ... (8 replies)
... Your body gets used to the level of thyroid hormone, your TSH drops, so that your thyroid gland isn't doing as much anymore, and your Free T3 and Free T4 drop slightly as a result. ... (6 replies)
... With your TSH that variable, it tells me that your thyroid levels are likely variable as well, thus the reason you have such ups and downs. If you are having an autoimmune response to your thyroid gland, it would explain this. ... (4 replies)
... Back in November, I went to a women's health doctor because I was, well, having some women's health issues, mainly hormone problems. She ran some blood work along with a thyroid check, and I received these numbers: T4 TOTAL: 15.50 (5.53-11.0ug/dL) 227.8 (71.1-141.6nmol/L) T3 TOTAL: 1.95 (.97-1.7ng/mL) 4.08 (1.49-2.60nmol/L) TSH: 9.10 (.465-4.68mUI/L) FREE T3: 3.59... (0 replies)
... These things are so variable person to person. ... (4 replies)
Thyroid results
Sep 29, 2014
... if not all, your symptoms. FTs need to be at least at to well above lab median for most of the population to feel well. FTs can often be insufficient even if TSH is "normal" appearing, even though that's not what's taught in med schools. ... (1 replies)
... n fact, most thyroid patients feel worse before feeling any better. This is due in part to the fact that the starter dose of hormone is just enough to lower the TSH a bit without doing anything at all to raise T4 and T3. ... (2 replies)
Need Advice
Jul 1, 2014
... The rate at which anti-thyroid antibodies destroys the thyroid gland is quite variable, so it is not unheard of that 7 years later you are showing rising TSH but no drop in T3 & T4 yet. If your anti-thyroid antibodies are + (at least one of them), you may feel better on treatment even though your numbers on paper don't mandate it. IMO, how a patient feels and functions is more... (4 replies)
Rapid weight gain
Mar 22, 2014
... I wish you luck. I would not recommend using your TSH as a monitor for whether you are hypo or hyper, again, only my own experience but FT4 and FT3 are much more reliable. ... (5 replies)
Rapid weight gain
Mar 21, 2014
... You shouldn't be okay with that dose decrease. It was unjustified, because TSH must be disregarded when Armour or other natural thyroid drugs are used. My own TSH hasn't been higher than .02 in more than 10 years. ... (5 replies)
... being only if FT4 is slightly elevated and TSH suppressed. ... (7 replies)

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