Hi alll, new to this board. So glad I found you. I have some confusion
Haven't heard that before - eh?
Here are the test results:
Entitled Thyroid Panel
T-3, Uptake 24.6 L (25.0-35.0)
T-4, Total 8.7 (4.5-12.0x)
Free Thyroxine Index 2.14 (1.12-4.20)
TSH 3.41 (0.40-5.5)
Currently taking .05mg levothyroxine. Doc wrote note on test results - Notify - thyroid look normal, no change to therapy. Recheck 3 months.
Hypo for over 25 years. Brain tumor treated with radiation. After serious illness that resulted in coma and hypoxia, which resulted in brain injury - some cognitive problems - serious treatment resistant depression, and fatigue so great I wasn't able to get out of bed. Treated with ritalin, which has helped a great deal with the brain stuff.
Talked with my shrink who said these levels are "not good." He encouraged me to ask my regular doc for more med. Wants to see TSH at 1 or so.
Reg do said she would increase to .075 and retest in 3 months. Am I crazy (well, no need to answer that!).
1. will that increase make any appreciable difference?
2. Did I have the right tests?
3. T-3 uptake being marked low....what exactly does that indicate?
4. how long should I wait before retesting?
I took .1 of synthroid for years and felt kind of okay. But then again, I never saw my test results.
Can anyone help me? Thanks so much.