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Old 04-20-2002, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question on test again?

Why is my endo doing another T-3 and T-4 test and TSH test. My blood results showed those figures when I went to see him and gave them to him and I said I've already had that done. Ane his reply, "this is something else". very good doctor. I was impressed with him. ONe of the top 10 endocrinolgists in south Florida. He is also going to do an iodine uptake on me. This will all happen in about a week or so. I'm just confused about this. My results show overactive thyroid but I keep gaining weight and he says you lose weight with that. My mouth is dry all the time and I'm tired all the time. He did give me Paxil as he said I am a mess in that area. Just wants some answers

Thanks. .LInda from Ft. Lauderdale

 
Old 04-20-2002, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: Question on test again?

Welcome, Linda. Without your blood test results or symptoms, it's hard to know why your doctor responded by ordering new tests. It may be that he is checking for more recent results. (I do not know when the lab tests you brought were completed.) Or he may be ordering a more complete panel and had the T3, T4 and TSH done at the same time for reference. Every lab has different "normal" ranges, so it is best to check them with respect to other results.

As far as symptoms go, not everyone fits into the expected pattern. Some people GAIN weight when hyper, and some hypo folks are quite thin.

The Paxil may interact with any thyroid meds you are given, so you may want to have a discussion about that when he talks to you about treatment.

You can learn a lot about thyroid disease from our 2-page Information Archive thread: <A HREF="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html</A>

There is also a lot of useful information at <A HREF="http://www.endocrineweb.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.endocrineweb.com/</A> and <A HREF="http://thyroid.about.com/mbody.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://thyroid.about.com/mbody.htm</A>

Let us know what happens.<p>[This message has been edited by ArtfulD (edited 04-20-2002).]

 
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