Re: Should I be worried about hypothyroid?
I think that's a FreeT4 index result......unfortunately, this test is a useless calculation.
Sorry, Kimberly - we really can't interpret your results without ranges. Different labs use different ranges so your results can only be properly interpreted within the context of your lab's ranges.
Your TSH is pretty "normal" but, that doesn't mean anything. However, it could very well be part of the reason your doctors missed your possible hypothyroidism (your symptoms indicate something is amuck)
The only tests that count are the FreeT4 (T4 or thyroxine, free, direct) and FreeT3 (tri-iodothyronine, free, serum).....
For whatever it's worth, I "feel" my FreeT4 level just as much as I feel my FreeT3 level. Both levels need to be at my setpoints if I am to be free of symptoms.
Since parts of the body need T4 to convert "on-site", it makes sense that a person would notice any deficiencies or excess.
People can have a mixture of hypo and hyper symptoms if one level is higher in the range and the other is lower in the range.
Balance is key.
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010
Last edited by sammy64; 06-29-2012 at 06:30 PM.