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Old 01-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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My primary care Dr did some labs on me and I just received a call saying that my Thyroid level was at 5.4 (2) is this high or low?

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Re: Thyroid

Ask the doctor (or your lab) which level was he talking about (there are several thyroid related tests). If it's TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) it's high and pointing towards hypothyroidism. You need further tests. Are you having any symptoms?

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Ask the doctor (or your lab) which level was he talking about (there are several thyroid related tests). If it's TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) it's high and pointing towards hypothyroidism. You need further tests. Are you having any symptoms?



I was diagnosed with Graves disease and was put on Synthroid 75 mgc and Methimazole 10 mg right now, I am feeling extremely exhausted.

 
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Re: Thyroid

Ok, I think it's probably TSH (check this and start to keep an eye on your thyroid levels in the future too ) and you're on the hypothyroid side now (and would benefit from increasing your Synthroid and/or decreasing your methimazole). Your doctor should address this issue.

 
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Ok, I think it's probably TSH (check this and start to keep an eye on your thyroid levels in the future too ) and you're on the hypothyroid side now (and would benefit from increasing your Synthroid and/or decreasing your methimazole). Your doctor should address this issue.

Thanks so much, I will call the Endo now and update him on my new levels. This disease is crazy trying to get at a "normal range". I've also been dealing with an elevated white count and I am still wondering if that may be caused by the Graves disease? I have had this elevated count for months now, with no indication as of yet as to why this is happening? I am now seeing a Hematologist who is running tons of test, so I hope they can pinpoint what the problem is. Wish me luck! God bless.

 
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