Originally Posted by donna70
thanks for your reply, my problem is I am too hot. We keep our thermostat on 77 and that used to be comfortable for me, now I have it turned down to 75 and break out in sweats a lot and it isn't menopause, I had a hysterectomy 30 yrs ago.
I just got elevated blood sugars never had a problem till now. Hoping someone would know about the TSH going below normal. thanks again, Donna70
Could high blood sugars be causing your sweating?
Searching online using those keywords might quickly and easily tell you? Have you just been tested for the FIRST time? Not dx'd as diabetic yet? You haven't been eating more sweets lately for ENERGY?
I'm obviously no authority, just comparing notes hoping to mutually benefit each other by finding the right questions to research. I'm long-term diabetic and hypo and know how these questions can worry us, spoil a holiday weekend.
So your thermostat is even higher than mine! At 77 when the temp is in the 90's outdoors. That sounds really really hypo, doesn't it? Do you feel any swelling near your thyroid, which is under your adamsapple? Did your doctor feel for possible nodules? The thyroid Ultrasound requires some radioactive tracer substance, I've found out lately, but fine needle aspiration is a way to diagnose nodules, find out if they're benign. Other kinds of Ultrasound tests, for other parts of the body, don't require anything radioactive or drinking anything.
Maybe we can find out together what would cause a sudden bizarre difference in our usual TSH, besides obviously possible ineptness in the Lab people and/or Dr ofc people.
I think I already said but maybe it bears repeating, a new Dr. and new Lab gave me a result so different from my through-the-years TSH that I strongly suspected from the first it was an error, and sure enough, having reduced my T4 dosage by a quarter of a pill on Sundays only, which has worsened my hypo symptoms but which I may be getting used-to, gained 2 lbs for one thing, for 3 months (!) the next test came back the very same unusual figure, when obviously there should have been quite a difference.
You need the Free's, we may have already discussed but no harm in reminding, both Free T4 and Free T3. Did they give you both figures?
As I may have already said, I may not be converting enough T3, if their not including that was deliberate, which I doubt. Anyway, you'd probably feel better having something to search online this weekend. Hope it helps. I may need to look it up too, though I'm mostly cold, and any moisture, even underarm, seems to be rare.
I found, besides Hashimoto's, seventeen other possible causes of low TSH, which should interest doctors, I'd think, but apparently doesn't. Both Hashi's and Graves are autoimmune disorders, and I've found by my own searching that undermedicating causes debilitating harm, can allow these (both?) to develop. When doctors admit they didn't study thyroid more than about 10 min in med school, they seem to always want to learn by experimenting on us, lowering our doses, right? There used to be myths that overmedicating causes heart attacks and osteoporosis, disproven, I guess, can't be documented anywhere, and yesterday I came across an old printout specifically about osteoporosis, that thyroid medication does NOT cause or aggravate it. Again I don't think I'm allowed to give a link.
Dr. Lowe online says flat out "Educate your doctor", but they're going to usually resent that, right? Even endo's don't seem to update their ancient education. A guy thing or is it women too?
Editing to add, I just did a keyword search about the first question above, blood sugar causing sweating, and the answer is yes!