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Old 08-25-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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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.

 
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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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.

 
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Agree with FinnMaid Your TSH is hyper which is overactive.

 
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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.

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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.

 
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