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Old 08-19-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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Turning hyper again?

Hey There,

My dr checked my TSH and he did a thyroid ultrasound. I called and pestered my dr. and he still would not order the FT3 or FT4. I was so frustrated about that. Anyway, my thyroid ultrasound still showed multi nodular goiter and my TSH went from 1.0 to 0.7 within the past 3 months with the ranges of 0.4-5.5. I know it is difficult to tell from TSH alone, but can you give me a hint of whether I am going back to the hyper side? I have lost about 4 pounds in one week.

Thanks so much

Danielle

 
Old 08-20-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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Re: Turning hyper again?

Does anyone know if TSH of 0.7 and antithyroglobulin of over 3,000 tells if I am going hyper? Can't get the dr to order FT4 at all. I am frustrated about that. please tell me your opinion please.

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Re: Turning hyper again?

There's no way to tell. A difference between 1 and .7 is miniscule. It can fluctuate that much within just a day. The antibody count has no significance in this regard.

Do you have Graves', or are you talking about "hyper" from overmedication for hypoT?

Sounds like it's time for a new MD... or at least, to order your own FT tests from an online lab.

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Turning hyper again?

I have Graves and because of the antibodies, he said I also have Hashi's. I dont know if one replaces the other or if I have both. I am searching for another dr., but I cannot be seen until November. It is crazy that dr.'s wont order the Ft4 for me. I probably made them mad by bugging them about it.

They did tell me that I was in menopause. I have had a hysterectomy. lol I wonder if that means that I need more hormone. Anyway, have trouble getting answers.

Thanks for answering me.

 
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Re: Turning hyper again?

Thanks for the explanation of your situation. Graves' and Hashi's... ugh. Poor you!

I looked back at one of your other posts and saw that MG helped explain a lot for you. I don't have the same kind of access to information as she seems to, so I'm sorry I can't help much for such a complicated condition. And MG must be having a busy summer, because she hasn't been around much lately.

Certainly, if you have lost so much weight in a week for an otherwise unexplainable reason, and if you have any other hyper symptoms - like tremor, fast bowels, increased anxiety, muscle tension, etc - you should see your doctor and insist he test your levels.

Anyway, I'm sorry I can't help any more than that, and I do wish you the best in getting this sorted out.

 
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Re: Turning hyper again?

If there are no doctors in your city or town who can see you promptly, do you maybe live close enough to another one with more doctors?

Good luck and keep us posted.

 
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Re: Turning hyper again?

Thanks so much for always caring about me.

God bless you

 
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