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Old 10-29-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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What do I have???

I was diagnosed with parathyroidism cause of slightly elavated blood calcium and nothing showed on TSH test my dr. has had a wait and see policy by calcium is norm now but what about the rest of my symptoms? fam has history of thyroid probs.

__x_ My heart feels like it's skipping a beat, racing and I feel like I'm having heart palpitations
_____ My pulse is unusually fast
_____ My pulse, even when resting or in bed, is high
_____ My hands are shaking, I'm having hand tremors
_____ I feel hot when others feel cold, I am feeling inappropriately hot or overheated
____x_ I'm having increased perspiration
_____ I am losing weight inappropriately
__x___ I am losing weight but my appetite has increased
____x_ I feel like I have a lot of nervous energy that I need to burn off
__x___ I am having diarrhea or loose or more frequent bowel movements
__x___ I feel nervous or irritable
_____ My skin looks or feels thinner
_____ My muscles feel weak, particularly the upper arms and thighs
__x___ I am having difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or going back to sleep after awakening in the middle of the night
_____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
____x_ My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, thin
_____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
__x___ I have pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
_____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (shorter, longer, or heavier, or more frequent, or not at all)
_____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
_____ I have had one or more miscarriages
__x___ I feel depressed
__x___ I feel fatigued, exhausted
___x__ I feel restless, or anxious
_____ I have had panic attacks (define panic attacks)
_____ I've recently been diagnosed as having panic disorder, anxiety disorder, or panic attacks
_____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
_____ My eyes seem to be enlarging, or getting more "bug-eyed" looking
___x__ My moods change easily
_x____ I have feelings of worthlessness
__x___ I have difficulty concentrating or focusing
__x___ I have more feelings of sadness
_x____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
____x_ I'm more forgetful lately
_____ My hair is falling out
___x__ I can't seem to remember things
_____ I have no sex drive, or am having sexual performance problems
__x___ I am getting more frequent infections, that last longer
__x___ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Re: What do I have???

What do you have? Not enough information!

Go get a complete suite of thyroid blood tests done - even if you have to pay for it yourself...

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: What do I have???

What other testing? I already had my TSH levels checked

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Re: What do I have???

minimum #1 to #4

1.TSH: for diagnosis of hypopituitary, NOT to diagnose or dose your hypothyroidism. If you allow a doctor to diagnose or dose you by this lab test and range, you’ll still be hypothyroid.

2.Free T4 and Free T3 (note the word “free”–important since it measures what is unbound and available.)

3.Reverse T3: to be done at the same time you do the Free T3.

4.Thyroid Antibodies: anti-TPO and TgAb will help discern Hashimotos. You can add TSI for the Graves antibodies–some have all three.

5.Four iron labs: Ferritin, % Saturation, TIBC and serum iron (sometimes the latter will just say Iron, or total iron). A high ferritin can also point to inflammation.

6.Adrenal Cortisol levels: Saliva, NOT blood. Blood does NOT give accurate results.

7.B-12 and Folate

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Re: What do I have???

minimum #1 to #4

1.TSH: for diagnosis of hypopituitary, NOT to diagnose or dose your hypothyroidism. If you allow a doctor to diagnose or dose you by this lab test and range, you’ll still be hypothyroid.

2.Free T4 and Free T3 (note the word “free”–important since it measures what is unbound and available.)

3.Reverse T3: to be done at the same time you do the Free T3.

4.Thyroid Antibodies: anti-TPO and TgAb will help discern Hashimotos. You can add TSI for the Graves antibodies–some have all three.

5.Four iron labs: Ferritin, % Saturation, TIBC and serum iron (sometimes the latter will just say Iron, or total iron). A high ferritin can also point to inflammation.

6.Adrenal Cortisol levels: Saliva, NOT blood. Blood does NOT give accurate results.

7.B-12 and Folate

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Re: What do I have???

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minimum #1 to #4

1.TSH: for diagnosis of hypopituitary, NOT to diagnose or dose your hypothyroidism. If you allow a doctor to diagnose or dose you by this lab test and range, you’ll still be hypothyroid.

2.Free T4 and Free T3 (note the word “free”–important since it measures what is unbound and available.)

3.Reverse T3: to be done at the same time you do the Free T3.

4.Thyroid Antibodies: anti-TPO and TgAb will help discern Hashimotos. You can add TSI for the Graves antibodies–some have all three.

5.Four iron labs: Ferritin, % Saturation, TIBC and serum iron (sometimes the latter will just say Iron, or total iron). A high ferritin can also point to inflammation.

6.Adrenal Cortisol levels: Saliva, NOT blood. Blood does NOT give accurate results.

7.B-12 and Folate

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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Re: What do I have???

Can you explain 1. abit more please?

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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Re: What do I have???

Many places have long dissertations regarding why TSH is wholly inadequate to assess thyroid problems.

Essentially the TSH reading tells you if your hypothalamus and pituitary glands are asking for thyroid hormone from your thyroid. So if you have a low TSH reading, most doctors will say your body is not asking for more hormone, so everything is fine. Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are wrong.

However the TSH reading does not tell you (1) whether or not your thyroid is producing the correct amounts of thyroid hormone or (2) whether or not the cells in your body are able to use the thyroid hormone in your blood stream.

 
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