It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 133
fancis HB User
How quickly does TSH change?

I had thyroid surgery and am now leaning hypothyroid. My TSH in Dec was 2.5 and I'm due for an appt at the end of this month. I know this number can vary by the individual, but was wondering how much this TSH number can change over a 4 month period with hypothyroidism. Thanks!

 
Old 03-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,320
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: How quickly does TSH change?

TSH isn't static. Untreated, it can change as much as 3 full points in only a 24-hour period. It's higher in the a.m. and gradually tapers off through the day until it begins to rise again around 9 p.m.

When I was first diagnosed hypo, my TSH was just under 7.0. I took a small dose of Synthroid for about 3 months and my TSH became suppressed to just .02. After stopping the Synthroid, my TSH was back to 7 within one month. That's how fast it can change.

You're not just "leaning" toward hypoT with a TSH of 2.5. You probably are hypothyroid. If you're having symptoms, and aren't being treated with supplemental hormone, poke that MD with a stick until he writes you a prescription!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-07-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 133
fancis HB User
Re: How quickly does TSH change?

Very helpful reply, thanks so much!

My endo in Dec. said that at 2.5 she'd like me to start on Synthroid. I wanted to wait until the next appt. to see where I was headed. I see her at the end of March and I can tell that I definitely need the meds. I go for the bloodwork soon, I just wanted to see how much I could expect it to change.

Thanks again!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
how quickly does libido change on the pill? how long is too long to be on it? purplesilhouette Birth Control 9 07-21-2009 01:48 PM
Please help quickly...Severe lower abdominal bloating!! Drumm3r Men's Health 1 07-11-2009 03:33 PM
macro calcifications how quickly can they change omeara66 Cancer: Breast 5 05-25-2009 07:37 AM
How Quickly Can Levels Change??? lillyjackmom Thyroid Disorders 0 04-29-2009 06:08 PM
Emergency - I Need Answer Quickly About Oxycontin theweaver2 Pain Management 13 09-21-2006 11:45 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Levothroid
Levoxyl
Potassium
  Synthroid
Tapazole
Unithroid
Xanax
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



sammy64 (668), midwest1 (631), FinnMaid (313), Reece (227), lisa789 (196), Tree Frog (80), mkgbrook (72), cd37 (56), ladybud (47), Bran'sNana (44)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1182), MSJayhawk (1015), Apollo123 (913), Titchou (862), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (760), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:31 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!