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Hi. I finally got someone to listen to me about my hypo sx! I started on 50 mcg of Synthroid and was given a new 100 mcg prescription today. After being on the lower dose, some of the sx have improved... although it did take about 3 weeks.
I'm changing my PCP and have a couple of things I'd like to know before I go through the whole rigamaroll with the new one. I'd appreciate any help I can get...
First, I think someone mentioned that it is possible to be hypo and hyper at the same time. True? If so, what do blood tests (TSH, free T3/T4) generally look like? What usually is the cause for this "phenomenon?" How is it tx'd? What blood tests would be needed to figure this out? The thyroid antibodies test? What else?
Also, will the thyroid antibody test be affected (and not show a problem if there is one) if I'm taking Synthroid? Does the ANA (the lupus test) in any way get affected by thyroid issues (eg, if there is a thyroid problem, do I have to go for the specific thyroid antibody test [I'm sorry, but I can't remember the name!], or could the ANA give an indication of a problem)?
I have a family hx of thyroid problems, but my TSH and free T4 are both at the BOTTOM of their ranges...so something is not exactly "right." The T3 is kind of in the middle, so I'm still a little confused...
Thanks for your help!!!! I look forward to hearing from people.