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Old 01-16-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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TSH Level of .89

That is what it was 8 months ago. I haven't been tested since. I just changed doctors because I feel horrible, been gaining weight rapidly, losing my hair, want to scratch my skin off (and actually have at times), irritable yadda, yadda. I'm hoping my new doctor will test the levels again, but does anyone have a clue as to what may be wrong and what my TSH level really means like high or low??

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Old 01-16-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Re: TSH Level of .89

That level is about right for many of us but since it's been 8 months and you're feeling rotten I'd guess it's much higher now. Make sure your new doc does the blood work asap.

Old 01-17-2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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Re: TSH Level of .89

Thanks for the reply Archie. I don't very much about this thyroid thing. Are TSH levels something that fluctuates a lot??

Old 01-17-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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Re: TSH Level of .89

Hi Feeb,

Hopefully your new doc will, if you ask, test your levels of free T3, free T4, and thyroid antibodies in addition to the TSH. TSH is a pituitary hormone, and the test is full of pitfalls. The frees & antibodies are more likely to yield useful information.

Be sure to mention all of your symptoms, including the severe itching.

Best wishes.

Old 01-18-2007, 08:02 AM   #5
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Re: TSH Level of .89

Thanks elmhar-
Since I wasn't aware of free t3 and t4, I would've never known to ask. I go back the first week of Feb. and I'll be sure to inquire. Thanks so much!! Have a great day

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