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Old 08-13-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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Question Meep...can you help me please?

I found out I was hypo about two months ago. Was given Levoxyl taking Synthroid 50mcg.
I have three tests done so far. Here are the results:

tsh 6.01 H

tsh 6.68 H
T3 total 116
T-3 uptake 27
T4 total 7.2
Free T4 index(T7) 1.9

tsh 8.17H
T3 total 153
T-3 uptake 27
T-4 total 8.13
Free T4 index(T7) 2.2

My comprehensive metabolic,lipid panel,glucose all came back normal. The Levoxyl was evidently not working. Is it normal for my tsh to rise at this rate in this amount of time? Also...all my tests seem to be in range except my tsh levels. Can you explain why? Sorry for all the questions...I am still learning all about this.-Roni

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Old 08-13-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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Hey Roni-

Your TSH levels change about like mine do. Check this out:

12/13/02 1.73
6/6/03 3.22
7/9/03 14.913
7/16/03 5.26
7/24/03 9.839

I have a post out there for help from Meep too!!


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Old 08-13-2003, 01:47 PM   #3
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Roni - Too small a dose of thyroid med will make some people worse, not better. It can suppress your thyroid gland. Post the norms for your lab tests and Meep can help you with them. IWL

Old 08-13-2003, 08:56 PM   #4
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Here are the norms: Here are my latest:

tsh (0.40-5.50) 8.17 H
T3 total (60-181) 153
T-3 uptake (22-35) 27
T-4 total (4.5-12.5 mcg/dl) 8.3
Free T-4 index (1.4-3.8) 2.2

Old 08-14-2003, 10:15 AM   #5
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Old 08-15-2003, 07:40 AM   #6
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Some people get worse levels before they get better. Actually, your T3 and T4 levels look a littel better than they did. Teh change in TSH, though it looks like alot, is actually insignificant. It can vary that much in the course of 24 hours.

I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...

Old 08-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #7
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Thank You for answering that for me. I really appreciate it. I guess there is a lot I have to learn as time progresses. I hope you stick around because I am more than sure I wiil need your help later on. Thanks again!! -Roni

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