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Old 09-20-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Post TSH normal but still feeling grim ?? (Antibodies and T4 abnormal)

Does anyone else still feel really rough after their TSH has been normalised.

I was found to be hypo and now take 150 thyroxine. However, I have high thyroid antibodies and abnormal T4 and my symptoms are severe fatigue and muscle weakness and sore throats. Doctors seem unable to help me so has anyone else been through this ?? Please advise.
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Old 09-20-2003, 10:41 PM   #2
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you are probably still hypo ... you say your TSH is "normalized" -- what does that mean? a "normal" TSH is .3 to 3, and your TSH can be "normal" at 2, but some people feel better when it's approaching .3 ...

post your numbers ...

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Old 09-21-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for comments - my TSH is 1.1 which is meant to be ideal i think ??
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Old 09-21-2003, 03:59 PM   #4
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The new range for TSH is 0.34 if you are female it is recommended you be on the lower end of the range. Not sure if you are male or female, but if female then 1.1 may not be ideal for you. Keep in mind however that TSH is not a direct measurement. It is a reading of what the pituitary thinks your thyroid is doing. Thus if you have a pituitary or even adrenal problem TSH becomes a useless number as it is no reflection of what is truly going on with your thyroid. It is best to go with Free T3 & Free T4 to see how well your thyroid is working.

 
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