It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Thyroid Message Board

Lab question

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19
klutz HB User
Lab question


Haven't posted in a while, getting ready to go in for a 5th surgery in 18 months to get rid of positive lymph nodes that keep popping up. After the 4th surgery I was left with nerve damage in my neck and shoulder. To combat that pain I am currently taking lyrica and savella, along with 250mcg synthroid and 5mcg Cytomel 2x daily. Needless to say I am still in pain and exhausted all the time.
I recently had labs done because I am so fatigued, foggy headed/lack of concentration, cold intolerance, hair loss, dry skin, you name it, just feeling really hypo. My Endo says its the lyrica/savella that are causing this issues and my neuro says its most likely thyroid related. Most recent labs are
TSH 0.94 range .3-3.00
free T3 6.6 range 1.5-4.1
free T4 1.83 range 0.8-2.00

TG is 2.0 range .0-55.00
TGAB is 20 range .0-40.00

Endo said that I should just continue with current dosing. Any thoughts on if it is thyroid related? I know I should be well versed in this by this point but I still get confused.

Thanks in advance

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
ladybud's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,033
ladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB User
Re: Lab question

According to these labs, you are not hypo. T3 is even a little high. Some of the fogginess, fatigue could be from the meds. What are the nodes positive for? Did you have a thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? I am not familiar with previous postings or history.

Old 06-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19
klutz HB User
Re: Lab question


I wasn't sure about the T3 if that would contribute if high T3 would be more hyper.

I had the left lobe removed, then they right lobe after positive for papillary cancer. Following that my TG levels were rising and scans showed lymph nodes were affected so 3rd surgery was a central neck dissection. After that I did radioactive iodine, 2 months later I had more affect lymph nodes and tumors that were positive for papillary again. Those were removed in the 4th surgery, and another round of RAI. Clear scan and now 3 months later I have tumor that tested positive again for Papillary on my vocal cord nerve that they are going to go remove. Endo says that I have a variant of tall cell papillary cancer that is radiation resistant and surgical removal is the only option. He took my case to a recent Thyca round table and that was the agreement of other doctors as well. Guess this isn't as easy as everyone says.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!