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Old 05-13-2017, 02:45 AM   #1
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Thyroidsm - Hypo or Hyper ?

I am 74 year old male. I was first diagnosed subclinical hypothyroidsm in 2011 , when i got the T3, T4 and tsh levels checked.It was t3 -1.6 ,T4 -6.5 and TSH -10.1. I am told that i have subclinical hypothyroidsm.and was prescribed 25 mcg thyronorm. After that my doc told me that i have thyroidsm From then on from time to time my dosages were changed. The latest results are T3 -1.5 T4 -8.6 and TSH 3.4
The dosage is thyronorm 75 mcg.Do i require this?
I never had any symptoms either in the begining or now. I wish to know whether i have Hypothyroidsm or hyper thyroidsm or subclinical hypothyroidsm. I do not know.Can anybody enlighten me.Or actually do i have thyroidsm.

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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Dear soms,

I suggest that you look up 'normal thyroid levels and symptoms' and read about it. We can't tell you what you have because much depends on symptoms, and everyone's needs are a little different. Does your doctor say you are hyper or hypo thyroid? TSH over 10 or over 3 when I have those levels all mean I have way too little of thyroid in my body. Blood thyroid level readings are exact opposite of the numbers...dumb way to put things, in my opinion. Low should always mean LOW. But that's not true about thyroid test results.

The word Thyroidism means over activity of the thyroid gland, another way to state that the thyroid level is too high. U]However[/U] in your case, it seems like the doctor is referring to thyroid level fluctuation and maybe did not use the word correctly. You have to ask him what he means.

That's not unusual, though. In my own experience, most docs don't even understand thyroid well enough to be prescribing it. Don't take this to mean that you don't need it though! Make sure to ask the doctor what he meant.

It is not unusual to need more thyroid as we age. And a sign of having inadequate thyroid can be forgetfulness or dementia. So thyroid definitely isn't something to just ignore.

Because thyroid levels are so important I would go see or request a referral to a thyroid specialist, preferably one that specializes in metabolism and will prescribe natural thyroid rather than a chemically produced substance. Because thyroid affects and controls metabolism and metabolism affects everything in the body.

I have never heard of thyronorm. Some brands of thyroid are rather ineffective. I am low thyroid and I know that I do best on Nature Throid, made from natural, animal thyroid gland.

TSH -10.1 means your thyroid level was indeed dangerously low. A high reading is the opposite- it means low thyroid. I don't know why they made it so confusing. Low should mean low. But in the case of thyroid it's opposite. How much replacement you need is individual to you.

For me, TSH above 1 means I am very low in thyroid. My TSH needs to be under 1 or I have definite low thyroid symptoms.

I take two 97.5 mg of Naturethroid daily or I else I can barely stay awake or function. We are all different.

This is too important to ignore. It helps to go to some pharmacies and ask a pharmacist if there are any doctors prescribing natural thyroid. After you get some names you can call the offices and see if they take your insurance. A doctor that prescribes natural thyroid will know how to read your test results and what kind of replacement therapy to prescribe. And almost always that kind of doc is most likely to be willing to take the time to explain things to you and know what he is talking about.

Please let me know how you are doing.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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Re: Thyroidsm - Hypo or Hyper ?

I thank you very much for your fruitful analysis. i shall fallow your advise and go to my physi to know more about it.Thank you

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #4
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Please let me know what you learn, soms. I hope you can get proper treatment that clears up your symptoms.
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