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Old 01-12-2013, 05:44 AM   #1
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8 week follow up labs...

After my dr finding antibodies and not liking my numbers, she started a low dose of Synthroid 8 weeks ago. I will be speaking to her next week, but the labs were just posted so I thought I'd get some real life experts advice

I will post my last 3 labs, reference ranges same for all 3. This is over the last 8 months, the most recent being after starting 25mcg of Synthroid.

6/29/12
FT4 1.1 (.6-1.6)
FT4 3 (2.2-3.9)
TSH 1.85 (.3-5)

11/13/12

FT4 .9
FT3 2.8
TSH 2.74

1/11/13 (after 8 weeks on 25mcg Synthroid)
FT4 1.0
FT3 2.4
TSH 2.23

I don't feel any different, in fact possibly worse. Thoughts? TIA

 
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Re: 8 week follow up labs...

For all practical purposes, these labs are unchanged. Twenty-five mcgs is a non-dose., and you clearly need an increase. I hope your MD agrees!
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: 8 week follow up labs...

Thank you for looking over my labs. I didn't think the numbers were much of a difference. I'll report back after my appointment this week.

 
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Re: 8 week follow up labs...

Met with my dr last night, and she agreed the improvements were marginal, and upped my dosage to 50mcg. Back for more labs in 6-8 weeks. Her goal is a TSH of 1 or lower. She said my antibody count was just slightly less, and believes whatever was going on, we've caught early.

 
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Glad to hear it!
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