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Old 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy More confused than ever - please help

IHi Everyone,

I have been feeling pretty miserable since having a partial thyroidectomy in October. Six weeks after the surgery I became very tired, my joints ache very badly, and I'm breathless upon very minimal exertion. My most recent blood test of last week showed:

TSH 1.38
T4 1.3
Total T3 101

Ferritin 41
Iron 162
Iron Saturation 46%

I'm sorry, I don't have the ranges - they are mailing it to me. I jotted these down quickly on the phone. I asked 3 times for a complete thyroid panel, was assured I was getting that and this is all he did.

So doc says everything is normal and just continue doing what I'm doing (Levothyroxine 50 mcgs, Liothyronine 2.5 mcgs) even though I feel horrible. Why don't I get better? Do I need more T3? A slight increase in T4? I feel very alone in this as none of the doctors I've had seem to be proactive in helping me FEEL better.

What should I do next?

Thanks.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: More confused than ever - please help

Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly It is quite possible you'd need more T3 - your TSH looks "too high" for someone taking an adequate dose of T4/T3. You really should get FT3 tested but I'm sure your total T3 isn't too high either. You'd also need a doc that's willing to work with you on this but as we often see that's easier said than done

 
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Re: More confused than ever - please help

My doc told me to increase T3 from 2.5 to 5.0 and I am splitting doses in am & pm. We will see if this helps. Thanks for your response =)

 
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