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Old 08-11-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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i just got my thyroid tests back - my doctor said that i had no problems and my TSH level was 1.15 - my iron level was 60, so im not anemic anymore (i was last year when they tested me) there any other reason why i feel so tired and crappy and cold and anxious and cant gain/loose weight? im running out of tests heh.

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Old 08-11-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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Is the TSH the only thing they tested? If so you can have a normal TSH and still have a thyroid problem. You need to have a T4 free, T3 free and thyroid antibodies testing done. A lot of people will have "normal" test results, but if they have thyroid antibodies then there is a thyroid problem and you can have antibodies and symptoms for years before your TSH will be out of what is considered "normal" range.

My test results were normal when I was diagnosed, I had antibodies and symptoms. With the symptoms you have you need to check for antibodies if they did not test for that.

Good luck!

Old 08-12-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
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Just wanted to ditto the antibody testing suggestion as well as the other labs. It made all the difference to me in terms of a diagnosis!

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