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Old 12-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Need advice

Hey guys so i really need advice on medication and lab results. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and have been on 50mcg synthroid for a week now. because of this condition i have gained 20 lbs and am wondering if anyone has had success losing weight on this drug? I have never had a weight problem before this started and would really like to return to normal. also very cold and sleep a lot.
my labs came back TSH 5.2 (0.38-5.5), FreeT4 17.2 (10.5-20.0) from 9 two months ago, and freeT3 5.5 (3.5-6.5) why are they all on the high end? and do you think this medication will help this problem? if not what will??
thanks guys

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: Need advice

Hi, Your TSH is high for sure but it does not match up with your Ft4 and Ft3. Your right as your Ft4 and Ft3 are in the higher end of the range.

Unless this might be a lab error, which does happen now and then.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Re: Need advice

my doctor re tested and they came back the same... why do you think this is?
and thank you for responding

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