new thyroid levels..your thoughts on why ?
Well, it's been almost exactly 4 months since my subtotal thyroidectomy and since the surgery my lab results have steadily become normal. I just got off the phone with dr. office and got my TSH and FT4 levels, and to me, they are showing signs of hyper....just great, and here I thought I was feeling pretty good!
Quick recap on labs:
TSH normal ranges are: 0.30-5.50,
FT4 normal ranges are: 9.0-19.0
3 weeks post op TSH 20.90, FT4 8.3
3 months, 3 weeks post op TSH 0.18, FT4 20.6 (last weeks' blood results)
I have been on the exact same meds 100mcg of eltroxine (levothyroxine) since day 13 after surgery)
Do you think it's premature to assume that the little bits of thyroid tissue are starting to function? I have told my husband lately that I feel some pressure in my neck where the little bits of tissue (size of half a thumbnail) were left in. I am concerned only because I have Hashi's and before my surgery this thyroid grew extremely fast and if I still have tissue, could it be growing/swelling from attacks? I will ask my endo whenever she phones me, she hasn't called in a couple weeks. I'd like to get an ultrasound done too..
Anyways, what do you guys think of my labs? Do you think they'll just watch my labs to see what happens? I definitely don't want to go through a hyper phase for too long...I finally feel good...oooh this is frustrating!!