Re: Need HELP With New Labs Please! Also What Does This Mean??
So I just went to my dr appt this morning with my REGULAR Dr. Not my endo that appt is on Monday. But my PCP ran a bunch of labs and of course he is telling me my thyroid numbers are FINE! Grrr.... And he doesn't know WHY I feel the way I do.. ANd my blood pressure was 160/90 today (granted I was nervous about blood results for some other tests). But STILL my bp has never, ever been that high.
These are my new numbers. I had blood drawn 1st thing in morning BEFORE meds. Please help me understand these labs.
TSH- 3rd Generation W/ Reflex to FT4... 6.74 High ( 0.40-4.50)
T3 Total- 124 ( 60-181)
T3 Uptake- 27 ( 22-35%)
T4 Free- 1.0 ( 0.8- 1.8)
Free T4 index (T7)- 2.2 ( 1.4-3.8)
T-4 (THYROXINE) TOTAL- 8.1 ( 4.5-12.5)
You need a better doctor!
TSH is way too high.
Total T3 is a useless test
Dotto for T3 uptake
Free T4 1.0....that is near the bottom of the range, WAY too low - even its in the 'normal range', its like getting a "D" on a math test. You passed, but you just barely! That is NOT good!
Free Thyroixine index- useless test.
Total T4, ditto.
The reason why FREE T4 is important (and not useless like some of the other test) is that FREE is the ACTUAL USABLE THYROID HORMOME and your is at the bottom of the range!
You need this book:
"Stop The Thyrod Madness".
25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.