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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)
... 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)
... If your doctor is only watching TSH to get you stable, that's the problem. TSH is quite naturally variable. ... (2 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)
... Given your fluctuating TSH and your symptoms I'd ask for antibody tests for Hashimoto's and Graves. ... (2 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Obviously, TSH alone is not enough to diagnose a thyroid disorder. ... (26 replies)
... You said your TSH is still 1.8. If you still have a thyroid gland, TSH tells your thyroid gland to produce T4. ... (7 replies)
... TSH is so variable that part of the difference could be the time of day you had your lab work drawn and the other part could be just the naural day to day variance. ... (9 replies)
... Many patients taking Armour have TSH up and down all the time. These patients need to switch to synthetic thyroid replacement. ... (26 replies)
... I, and many others, feel that when doctors try to force us to stay within a certain TSH range they are condemming us in many cases to stay hypo. ... (8 replies)
... That TSH looks pretty decent, Benzi. Not knowing the FTs we can't know for sure if there's a problem with it, but below 1.0 is where you want your TSH. Now if it were . ... (8 replies)
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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)
... TSH is not considered normal anymore. If you have symptoms and signs of thyroid problems a TSH over 1 is generally too high. TSH is not a good indicator of hypothyroidism because it's too variable and only shows how the pituitary is working, not necessarily the thyroid. ... (15 replies)

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