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Old 08-07-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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My fiancé (who's German & lives in Germany) had been having some weird heart palpitations and his doc tested his thyroid (presumably to rule out hyper). He just got his test results back today and his FT4 is normal, but his TSH is at 2.44. I can't say what the differences may between the US healthcare system and German healthcare system, so I don't know what his options really are if his doc says "it's normal". I don't know if he can just go to an endo as I can on my plan. I'm on a PPO so I go to whomever I want. Of course he was told by his doc (a GP) that his TSH is fine and in the normal range. But I'm thinking... 2.44?! Has anyone seen truly normal people having a TSH that high? Do you suppose his is just naturally higher? I'm quite concerned now that he may have a thyroid problem. But then... he's quite thin, has no real symptoms of hypo and no family history of hypo or autoimmune probs. I want him to go back in 6 months and insist on a retest. Anyone have thoughts on this?

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Old 08-07-2003, 11:27 AM   #2
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Some people feel no symptoms with TSH very high (20+) but others (like myself) feel miserable with a TSH that is "normal". When I was diagnosed, my TSH was 2.6--not statistically different thn your friend at 2.44, considering that TSH can vary up to 3 points in the course of 24 hours.

When diagnosed, My Free T4 was also "normal" though it was very low in the range. At that time, I have MANY of the classic hypo symptoms, and was practically disabled by the fatigue.
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