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Old 04-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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I'm confused. TSH 0.070

I read in one place that .070 is Hyperthyroid then in another place that it is Hypothyroid. Which is it supposed to be?
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Re: I'm confused. TSH 0.070

It can be either....

Thyroid hormone levels can be too high for the patient (hyperthyroidism) and then TSH is suppressed.

Or - the person is like me - Graves' disease and now hypo - antibodies suppress my TSH

Or - the person can be taking thyroid hormone replacement meds and need a low TSH in order to have thyroid hormone levels that keep them feeling good.

Hyper/hypothyroid levels are better determined by looking at the actual thyroid hormone levels (FreeT4 and sometimes, FreeT3) rather than looking at the pituitary hormone, TSH.
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