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Old 08-26-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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Hi..what do you think

Hi, I posted my lab results a couple of weeks ago prior to hearing from my DO and would like anyones opinion on his recommendation. First my labs were: TSH 6.027 (0.350-5.500) & Free T4 0.9 (0.8-2.7).

My DO's nurse called and told me that the doc thinks I am borderline hypo and that they want to redo my labs in 2 months. I was fine with this, but asked her to tell the doc that I have many hypo symptoms which I have related to stress until now which are loss of hair, fatigue, brittle nails etc. I havent heard back from him yet, but I do have an appt with him next week and planned on talking with him personally about this.

I would love any suggestions. I had rad tx 15 yrs ago for Hodgkins and I think possibley my thyroid has been affected. I love my doc and have been with him for 25 yrs, but I think he is being a little conservative with his dx considering my history. Am I paranoid?? Coincidentally, I have my yearly hematology appt next week too and I am going to run these results past my hemotologist even though its not really his specialty. Thanks everyone..This board is great..Carol

 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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Re: Hi..what do you think

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Hi, I posted my lab results a couple of weeks ago prior to hearing from my DO and would like anyones opinion on his recommendation. First my labs were: TSH 6.027 (0.350-5.500) & Free T4 0.9 (0.8-2.7).
Borderline? No way, you are hypo.

Most women with no thyroid problems have a TSH closer to and most often below 1, you are well above this. Also the lab range is old, the new range is now .3-2.5
Your Free T4 is way too low, it should be above 1.75, you need a new dr if this one won't treat you.

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Borderline? No way, you are hypo.
Agreed! I'm extremely surprised that a DO wouldn't know that.
Print out these two webpages and take them with you. Your doc needs some updated information.
http://www.aace.com/pub/tam2003/press.php http://www.aace.com/pub/tam2003/explanation.php

 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for your responses because I think I am hypo as well. The impression I got from the nurse is that he intends to treat if my levels are still hypo in two months.
I was confused too that he was so conservative about my results, but I will print the AACE updates to take with me when I see him next week.

 
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