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Re: How is TSH Measured

Re: How is TSH Measured

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Posted by Tree Frog on August 05, 2000 at 00:36:41:

In Reply to: Re: How is TSH Measured posted by Lori on August 04, 2000 at 11:00:12:

Hi,
My doctor wants a TSH to be at one or lower, but not down to zero. Yours is toward the hyper stage but I would say not that close.

Your TSH may still be too high for you. Or you may need to take selenium, B vitamins, C, A, etc, all of which are needed to use T4, which is what Synthroid is.

You could ask to try substituting part of the T4 with T3 or I would rather see you ask for a trial of just a little higher dose of Synthroid, and closely monitored. You can ask him to tell you the hyper symptoms and offer to call him if you have those symptoms. Appealing to the doc may help you get what you need.

You can always request a second opinion if he won't budge, and if so, get it from outside the medical group. Insurance is required to cover second opinions, if you are in the states. TF





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