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Old 09-11-2003, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question here's my lab report, feedback please!

I posted 'my story' under tree frog's "let's post our stories here"... I have felt bad for a couple of years for sure, notably a few months after starting on Depo-provera(I've been off it for almost two years)and getting more/worse symptoms, lot's of weight gain, heart fluttering/buzzing, very fatigued, eye twitches, full body ache, night cramps in legs, night sweats, arms numb/tingling whole body feeling like it fell asleep while sleeping(that sounds funny!) breasts leaking, hair loss, peeling nails, brain fog, anxiety(was put on zoloft ,took myself off after 8 months), confusion, depression....on and on...SO, after finding this board, took a link to a site for lab testing, went and got my blood drawn on monday and I got my results back (on line) today...they are:

. Tests/Panels Ordered
Order Code Description Collection Date Status
7893 FREE T3,FREE T4,TSH 20030909111500 F


4. Laboratory Results
Test Code Description Result Range Units
3693 FREE THYROXINE (FT4) 1.1 0.8 - 1.8 NG/DL
4536 3RD GENERATION TSH 2.059 0.35 - 5.50 MCIU/ML


End Of Report

The above I cut and pasted, sorry if it is goofy looking...Anyways, feedback anyone? I felt kinda disappointed at the numbers, I guess I feel so sick I must have expected the numbers to be off the charts or something! Although I did have two fair days just before the test, if that would matter. I go to my ob/gyn on the 19th, I have been put off by my other doctors so far, so I don't know what to tell her, if anything... talk to me! Pen

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Old 09-11-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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You got the right tests done. The question is of evaluation.

FREE THYROXINE (FT4) 1.1 0.8 - 1.8 NG/DL
3RD GENERATION TSH 2.059 0.35 - 5.50 MCIU/ML
Even if your FT4 and FT3 are in range, they can be too low in range, since they are overly broad. And this fits for both your FT4 and FT3, since they are too low. Ideally your Ft3 and Ft4 should be close to the top of the ranges as you can get without hyperthyroid symptoms. Then your TSH is arguably too high as well.

Old 09-11-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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Thank you for replying Sky Eagle, I am grateful for the experience of others who have been here.

Old 09-12-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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You might want to ask your doctor to do an antibodies test. You may have elevated antibodies. Good Luck

Old 09-12-2003, 12:16 PM   #5
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Where did you get the info on the new TSH range? If you can refer me to an "official" place to get the info to print out for my doctor(s) I would appreciate it. If the bottom range is 0.35 then my previous test of 0.393 is NOT hyper now right? Some of my doctors have been trying to pull me off some of my meds saying I am overmedicated and hyper despite the hypo symptoms prevailing and fact my Free T3 is too low.

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