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Old 10-05-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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Re: Recently Diagnosed with Hashimoto's...

Welcome to the board although I'm sorry for the reason you're here.

Glad to hear the endo started treatment (antibodies are indeed indicative of hashi's).
is it 'normal' to feel that hypo with a TSH that low. It's not the TSH which causes any symptoms so in that regard it sure is not uncommon.

TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone produced by the pituitary gland, so not an actual thyroid hormone. It does nothing more but stimulate the thyroid and does not cause any symptoms.
FT4 and FT3 which are the actual thyroid hormone levels will cause symptoms when those drop too low.

It's much more important to focuss on those free levels (FT4 and FT3). Most need their free levels at least midrange or higher (60-80%) of the ranges.
Total T3 is not a good test (next time you want to have the 'free' T3 done). FT4 is below midrange so it makes sense you're having hypoT symptoms despite the low TSH (TSH can be misleading and does not give sufficient information).

hang in there

Last edited by lisa789; 10-05-2012 at 03:40 AM.

 
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