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 08-25-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 6
catk HB User
Tsh Levels

I posted this in the wrong catagory earlier. Can anyone explain what a TSH level of .004 means. I have Graves Disease and don't have a clue as to what this number is about.

 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
Facilitator
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 3,152
FinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB User
Re: Tsh Levels

Quote:
Originally Posted by catk View Post
I have Graves Disease and don't have a clue as to what this number is about.
That number shows that your thyroid is overactive - your pituitary doesn't have to push your thyroid to work like it normally does (with healthy people TSH is around 1 or a little higher). The free thyroid levels (FT4 and especially FT3) tell you more about how hyper you are along with symptoms of course.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-26-2008, 03:44 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hesperia, CA
Posts: 541
Suey77 HB User
Cool Re: Tsh Levels

Agree with FinnMaid Your TSH is hyper which is overactive.

 
Old 08-26-2008, 06:05 AM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 6
catk HB User
Re: Tsh Levels

I appreciate the help. I don't really understand any of it. I can't get into an endo for 2 more weeks. I was diagonised last Sept with Graves and really haven't been treated for it. I guess I have it, they say I do. I really just have lost a little weight and can't sleep. From what I have read, I don't see that I have any symptoms of it. I get tired lot tho.

Last edited by catk; 08-26-2008 at 06:28 AM.

 
Old 08-26-2008, 08:11 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,168
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: Tsh Levels

Find yourself a copy of Thyroid for Dummies by Dr. Alan Rubin and read it before your appointment. Most public libraries and larger bookstores should carry it. It's a great primer for learning the basics of all thyroid function and dysfunction. You'll understand a lot more after reading it and will be able to ask pertinent questions of the doctor when you see him.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
my blood work shows high afternoon cortisol levels ellen18 Hormone Problems 1 06-20-2009 05:29 AM
potassium& sodium levels in secondary hypo??? Dora55 Thyroid Disorders 9 11-12-2008 02:34 PM
calciums levels? kkl Osteoporosis 8 07-13-2008 01:25 PM
Confused and Nervous Danielle2351 Pregnancy 6 04-30-2008 07:20 AM
unstable sugar levels _mystictiger_ Diabetes 4 02-05-2007 01:12 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







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:20 PM.



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