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Old 01-04-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Central Hypothyroidism

I've been doing more research (I have to be prepared for the next time a doctor tells me FT4 isn't important).

My last test showed:
TSH- 2.03 (0.10 - 5.50 uIU/mL)
FT4- 0.8 (0.8 - 1.17 ng/dL)
T3- 158 (50 - 170 ng/dL0

This is common with central hypothyroidism. It's not as common and therefore there isn't as much information about it.

Does anyone know a lot about it?

Any help would be great!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Central Hypothyroidism

I should also say that in March of last year, I had a large heating lamp (like the kind they keep outside) fall on my head and had a concussion. A CT was done and they didn't see anything, but I felt out of it for at least a month afterwards.

I've never really felt 100%, even when I was younger. But, it has really been this last year that I've started to feel worse. My emotions are all over the place, making it hard to be around people. And my mental state is a lot lower, it's just so much harder to think.

I've read that antibodies are almost always negative. I have mildly elevated TPO and Tg antibodies.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Re: Central Hypothyroidism

The most common cause of hypothyroidism in industrialized countries is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. You have the antibodies for that.
Central hypothyroidism - both secondary and tertiary - is much rarer.
You should assume Hashi's is your bane. Besides, treatment for hypoT is the same, no matter the cause.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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Re: Central Hypothyroidism

I know it's pretty rare, but I also figure that it might not hurt to get the tests.

I've been looking for a new doctor again and just got an email back from one saying that he'll have to review my history more, but that there are cases to treat subclinical hypo.

 
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