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    Old 07-26-2016, 08:11 AM   #1
    nicolexanne
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    Exclamation SO confused. Please help!

    I have been trying to get pregnant and my fertility doctor ran a TSH panel - my TSH level came back at 6.210. I have no idea what that means other than it needs to be at or below 3.5. I haven't had an appointment to sit down and talk with her about it, and have only gotten information from the net. I'm hopeful that someone here can help me understand what that number means.

    Are my numbers "really high" or just "mildly high"? Basically I'm just not sure what it means - other than my cycle for my IVF was cancelled until we get it where it needs to be.

    I've been on synthroid 75 mcg for just over 4 weeks now. I had another blood test done yesterday to see what my levels are now, and I am just an anxious mess waiting to hear from my dr office. Can someone please help explain what any of this means?

    Thanks!

     
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    Old 07-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #2
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    Re: SO confused. Please help!

    In a nutshell:

    Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is elevated, which means that your thyroid gland is under-active (you are hypothyroid).

    I would say that your numbers are moderately elevated. Some us, prior to receiving treatment, have TSH levels of 150 or more.

    The medication you have been given will bring your thyroid numbers back into the normal range over a period of a few weeks to a few months. Your doctor will probably have you re-tested every few weeks to monitor your levels.

    Don't be anxious. Hypothyroidism needs to be treated, but for most people the medication allows them to get back to normal and stay that way.

    Good luck.

     
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