It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2004, 07:29 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1
hornman HB User
TSH of 11? What Does It Mean?

I had a blood test at a local health fair. It indicated that I have a TSH of 11, but I feel pretty much the same as I always have. I have been drinking soy milk lately, but not excessively. I wonder if 2 to 3 cups of soymilk a day would make a difference in TSH?

Is a TSH of 11 (though, above normal) really a high number? Unfortunately, the blood test (made by a local hospital) does not show T3 and T4, which would probably help with understanding. It's just confusing since my doctor has never indicated any problems with my blood tests which I have every two years.

Thanks for any help.

 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 129
Stacey82 HB User
Re: TSH of 11? What Does It Mean?

Hi there.
I also was diagnosed hypo with a TSH of 11.93
I did just start reading a book called "Thyroid for Dummies" and if I'm not mistaken I thought I read somewhere in there that SOY is actually a food that does not help with hypothyroidism.. also listed broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc. I could be mistaken but I thought SOY was one of the foods to avoid.

Either way, if you had a blood test with a TSH of 11 that indicates there's definitely something going on. You should go back for blood work and have your TSH taken again, as well as T4, free T3, TSH total, etc... This will give a much clearer idea as to what is going on with your thyroid.
Good luck!!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-15-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri
Posts: 894
zekat HB User
Re: TSH of 11? What Does It Mean?

I think Stacey is absolutely correct. If you had a test that showed your TSH at an 11, you should go to your doctor and have a full thyroid panel done, including Free T3 & Free T4 tests.

If you have experienced any symptoms such as being cold, muscle cramps, weight gain, mental fog, hair falling out, dry skin, feeling or looking puffy, you may very well have a thyroid imbalance.

Even if you do feel fine, it's important to have the test run and be treated if you do in fact have hypothyroidism as it can lead to advanced osteoperosis.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
what does unremarkable mean in an mri reading hidi76 Neuropathy 1 08-03-2008 09:15 PM
does exacerbation mean progression needhealing777 Multiple Sclerosis 4 03-30-2008 07:44 PM
does HPV leave the body completely ? stasis4 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 2 11-07-2007 05:36 PM
What does it all mean? (Test results) happy4us Thyroid Disorders 2 09-30-2004 01:52 PM
Low sed rate??? What does this mean?? thescaredest Arthritis 3 09-16-2004 06:01 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:34 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!