Can anyone please tell me what they think of these results,
TSH 0.03, FREE T4 19.5, FREE T3 6.19
I had these tests on 24th october 1997.
Two months later on the 17th december these were my results,
TSH 32.78, FREE T4 9.0.
Could someone explain what exactly was happening at that time.
I've been on thyroxine for 10years and never really asked any questions until now (silly i know).
I have been on a dose of 150mg for the past 3 years but am now going hyper.
I had more bloods today so hopefully it will explain more.
I know everyone might think i've been naive, and i know i have been, but i want to understand more about what was going on at the beginning and what is going on now.
seems like you went from hyper to hypo? too much meds.. maybe need to be adjusted? Now, if you're on synthroid, or the like,and you go hyper,that's too much meds, right? but what about if you're hyper in the first place? why would you go on synthroid? I'm confused Midwest...help!!!
Last edited by Bran'sNana; 11-16-2006 at 05:45 PM.
Hi Bran's nana,
With the 1st lot of results i was told by my GP that i was borderline.
He didn't give me any medication and told me to retest in the december.
The 2nd lot of results where 2 months later. He thought that maybe the lab had sent the wrong results and so made me have another test.These came back the same and only then did he prescribe medication-50mg levothyroxine.
I went initially to see him because i was exhausted, i was losing an awful amount of hair and i had put on nearly 4 stone in 4 months. I was even slurring my words because i was so tired.
I know this was 10 years ago but things have never been explained to me. my GP never said anything about me being hyper and what would cause it to go hypo.
10 years later i'm now going hyper from being hypo. Could i have had hashis or graves and thats why its changing again now?
It looks like you were hyper at first, then went hypo,right? What are you now?you said that was in 97, right? Were you tested for the hashi's antibodies?Underactive is what hashi's is, until it dies altogether, then you have to have the thyroid med, but you're already on it,I guess another blood test is in order. Midwest knows all about this disease and labs.
One other thing- is there a difference between having an under active thyroid and having hashis,or are they the same.
Underactive thyroid is when your thyroid gets sluggish and doesn't produce enough hormone. Hashi's is an autoimmune illness where your body sees your thyroid as a threat and antobodies attack and kill it. Hashi's is the leading cause of hypo-T.
When you have hashi's your body can jump from hypo to hyper and you can have an array of very strange symptoms. Hashi's also tends to be very hard to regulate in many cases and can take months to years to eventually kill the thyroid completely. In the meantime you can have many ups and downs with meds, increases, decreases and so forth.
Its no fun to have a thyroid disorder of any kind. At least we have the boards with people who are going through the same thing and truley understand how we feel. Hang in there.
Bran'sNana and dea4 No I have never been tested for antibodies. I was hypo but last month my results showed that I had gone hyper. I had more tests last thursday and I asked if I could be tested for antibodies and also my FREE T3, not just TSH and FREE T4.
When I get results I will post them.
I only found these boards a few weeks ago,and it is just nice to be able to talk to other people and read about their experiences.
I find that if you have a thyroid disorder you don't get a lot of sympathy or understanding. If i'm moody it's because i'm due on and if i'm tired it's because i'm overweight!
Sorry to moan, just feeling tired and a bit down lately.