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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Results - Help

I have been told that I have Hashimotto's for a while but my results seem to be conflicting with what the details here within say.

T4 - 15.2 - Ranges 9-21 - And escalating
T 3 - 5.0 - Ranges 3.1-6.0 - and escalating
TSH 1.25 - .35-6.1 and diminishing

New endo took me off all meds to see if he can get a starting point - these results were when i was taking 100 mg of thyroxine

Both Anthibodies are in the high hundered"s nearly to the 1000's - this is the reason I beleive they think I am Hashi - I lose weight for no reason - sometime cannot eat for days as i am not hungry. Just sick and tired of Doctors saying it is possibly Menopause. If I were a man what would they put all my horrible symptoms too, the sweating the horid nails the bowel issues the shaky hands the pains in the joints the twitches in the muscles the nausea the tirednes - TED.....

I am so up and down and as in the past one side of my thyroid is full of nodules, large and small and the radiographer says I have Graves? (4 ultrasounds and nuvlear scan)

Please can yoy help with my confusion.

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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Antibodies in the high hundreds and multiple nodules - That's Hashimoto's - No "thinking" about it. The antibody activity can cause the nodules, but otherwise, don't cause the other symptoms. The hypothyroidism causes them.

Your labs appear suggestive that your dose might have been a little too high. If you felt well with them there, then I'd say not. But since you apparently didn't feel well with them there either, some evaluation of the situation is probably a good thing.

Being off thyroid hormone altogether for longer than about 6 weeks is probably a bad idea, though. How long is the endo's experiment set to run? What's his plan after that?

To know whether you're dealing with Graves', you MUST have a TSI antibody test. The radiography is okay as far as it goes, but it's outdated for diagnosis of Graves'. The TSI is more accurate. Insist on it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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Re: Results - Help

Dear MidWest

Thanks for your input - The TSI - that is the test that indicates if you have both isn't it?

I think some time ago I had that but the range only went down to 1.00.

I was lead to beleive that any number in the TSI range can be indicative of Hashi/Hyper - is there a way of gettting this checked -asked for - manually done - saliva etc.....as you are so well versed in this you know numbers are the indicator and I believe the range should be zero but they say under 1.00. At least if Zero any number would be an indicator.


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Antibodies in the high hundreds and multiple nodules - That's Hashimoto's - No "thinking" about it. The antibody activity can cause the nodules, but otherwise, don't cause the other symptoms. The hypothyroidism causes them.

Your labs appear suggestive that your dose might have been a little too high. If you felt well with them there, then I'd say not. But since you apparently didn't feel well with them there either, some evaluation of the situation is probably a good thing.

Being off thyroid hormone altogether for longer than about 6 weeks is probably a bad idea, though. How long is the endo's experiment set to run? What's his plan after that?

To know whether you're dealing with Graves', you MUST have a TSI antibody test. The radiography is okay as far as it goes, but it's outdated for diagnosis of Graves'. The TSI is more accurate. Insist on it.

 
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