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Old 09-16-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help!

Can anyone help.

Been having symptoms for years, sweating lots, unable to put on weight despite increased appetite, very tired in the evenings though not sleeping well, funny feelings in my legs, not being able to fall pregnant, increased bowel movements.

I have been to the docs who did 6 different blood tests but they came out "normal", is there any specific blood tests I should ask to have done? I cant remember what ones I had done, though have the docs tonight and will ask then, would it help you all if i gave you the tests and results???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-16-2003, 06:49 AM   #2
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Yes slim, there are folks here who can decipher your tests (not me, necessarily though). If you have - or can get - copies of them, post them along with the lab's reference ranges.
As you suspect, you have the classic symptoms of an overactive thyroid. If you read the experiences of the folks here, you've seen that test results within "normal" range don't prove you don't have a problem. Too bad doctors don't always understand that.

The minimum tests you need are TSH, FT4, FT3, and thyroid antibodies. Have they done all those, or only TSH?

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Old 09-16-2003, 07:15 AM   #3
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I cant remember what tests that were done, I know there were liver and kidney ones done, and I am sure I remember seeing TSH, I will find out tonight and post tomorrow.

Many thanks for your help!!

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