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Old 11-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

I have optimal lab values, but still struggling. Should you give it 1-2 months to take effect?

Is there a delay in symptom relief after achieving optimal lab values?

Am I feeling better? Yes. Am I exercising yet? No.

 
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Re: How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

What exactly does "optimal values" mean in this case?

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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Re: How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

I don't have the lab values handy, but please just play along and imagine they are pretty good lab values.

How long should I wait for symptom relief after achieving these great lab values?

A month? Two months?

 
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Re: How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

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How long should I wait for symptom relief after achieving these great lab values?
A month? Two months?
A month or two is often enough, sometimes it takes longer. (I'm still curious to hear what those labs really say )

 
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Re: How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

I don't have all of them, but the TSH was 1.71 with a range of 0.40-4.50. I am on no thyroid medication. I had subacute which usually has an 80% recovery. I had a bad experience on Synthroid/Cytomel, so I am not anxious to get back on thyroid meds. I feel like my numbers keep improving, so maybe the symptoms will improve also (eventually)? Three weeks ago my TSH was 2.98.

 
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Re: How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

Oh ok. Then your situation may be different from the ones on hypoT medication (to which I was kinda referring to). I would think that it wouldn't take very long for your symptoms to subside if your thyroid function is truly returning to normal.

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Re: How long should you give optimal lab values to take effect in relieving symptoms?

Normal thyroid function should return within 12-18 months after the diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis. Some people move onto permanent hypothyroidism.

Healthy people have TSH 1.0-1.5.

Have you had antibody testing to rule out Hashi's?
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