I have no clue as to what the thryoid measurements are or mean. All along my doctor has been telling me that my thyroid tests are normal. When I told him that I feel that some of my symptoms are thyroid related and questioned how my results could be normal, he opened my file and said "well. . .your T6 is a bit on the high side". He explained that NORMAL was 54-184 and I was at 183. Is 183 high enough for me to have symptoms of a thryoid that is not functioning properly?
By shear coincidence they discovered a 3X4 mass on my left lobe that will be removed on October 14th. Over the past year I have gained 40 lbs, have no tolerance to heat anymore, have had horrible periods, and have felt generally yucky. I attributed all of it to the weight gain and that I must just be eating more, which is still probably a good reason
Just wondering if a reading of 183 is considered still in the normal range?
To be honest with you, I have never heard of a T6 test. Get a copy of the lab results and see for yourself what it says. You may have misunderstood what the doctor said, or maybe your doctor said the wrong number by accident. When you get the results, if you would like you can post them here and we can all look at them to help you decipher them.
Total T3 doesn't reflect anything in relation to your health. You want a FREE T3 test, which shows the actual amount of T3 thyroid hormone available for your body to use, and not the Total T3 test, which is useless.
Get FT3, FT4, and TSH tests, and if this doctor won't go along, find another one who will.