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Re: How is TSH Measured

Re: How is TSH Measured

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Posted by Tina on August 03, 2000 at 18:59:12:

In Reply to: How is TSH Measured posted by Lori on August 03, 2000 at 15:54:10:

: On my lab tests I see that the normal TSH range is .035-5.50. Mine was 1.49 and not sure where that falls on the spectrum. If your TSH is a higher number does that mean you are "more" hypothyroid or is it the other way around. I know I fall withink normal limits but was wondering if my values were closer to hypo or hyper.
: thanks!
: L

Hi L,

Your TSH level would be considered to be optimal. You are right in mid range and studies are showing that the ideal should be between 1-2 now.
But the most important thing is...how do you feel? The TSH is not the end all and be all to determine a thryoid problem. Also we are all individuals
and feel "our" best on different levels. So please tell us...how do you feel? Why did your Doctor run a TSH test?

Sincerly, Tina


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