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    Old 08-06-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
    Ellyn
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    My Free T numbers are in

    Here they were over a week ago when they reduced me from .112mcg Of Synthroid to 50mcg because I felt hyper. The drew blood one week later after reducing me to 50mcg and this was the result. They did not do the Free levels.
    Before all of this I was on 100mcg and my TSH was 8. My Free T3 was 254 Range 230-420. And Free T4 1.4 Range .8-1.8

    TSH 18.33 Range 0.34-5.60
    T4 8.6 Range 6.1-12.2
    T3 2.02 range .87-1.78

    So one week later they drew blood again and ran the Free levels. I have been taking 50mcg for 2 weeks. Remember 2 weeks ago I was taking .112mcg of Synthroid and felt hyper.


    TSH 40.14 Range .34-5.60
    FT4 .83 Range .58-1.64
    FT3 2.59 Range 2.39-6.79

    Why would my above T3 be so elevated yet my Free T3 low??
    they would like me to increase to 75mcg of Synthroid. I'm still so confused by the numbers. Could I have gone so hyper on the 112mcg that my Free levels stayed in range. With my TSH so high I would have thought my Frees would be lower. Sorry for all the questions. I just feel so miserable. I wonder if we may want to test my Pituitary gland. Just thoughts.

    Or could this be my Hashi. My antibodies in Jan of this year are 3353.
    Thanks

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    Old 08-06-2004, 08:48 PM   #2
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    Re: My Free T numbers are in

    Jeez Ellyn...me and you gotta get together as part of the "we'll never get fixed squad".

    I have the same problems you have. My T3 and Free T3 is high. My TSH is high and my T4 is perfect. Its like damned if I do and damned if I dont. We need to take meds to get the TSH down but those same meds drive the T3's up. I don't get it.

    Hows this for labs....I don't know if Im coming or going....there are 3 sets...from April this year, May this year and July this year.

    Taken April 13, 2004:

    Cortisol 13.3 mcg/dl Reference Range 4.3 - 22.4
    Prolactin - ABNORMAL HIGH - 18.8 - Reference Range 2.1 - 17.7

    TSH (3rd. Gen.) - ABNORMAL HIGH - 15.353 - Reference Range .4 - 5.5
    T4 FREE - .9 NORMAL LOW - Reference Range .8 - 1.8
    T3 FREE - 4.51 ABNORMAL HIGH - Reference Range 2.30 - 4.20
    T3 TOTAL - 1.92 ABNORMAL HIGH - Reference Range .70 - 1.79
    Thyroxine - 9.0 - NORMAL - Reference Range 4.5 - 12.0

    Taken May 7, 2004

    TSH (3rd. Gen.) - ABNORMAL HIGH - 14.641 - Reference Range .40 - 5.5
    T4 FREE - NORMAL LOW - 1.0 - Reference Range .8 - 1.8
    T3 FREE - NORMAL - 3.66 - Reference Range 2.30 - 4.20
    T3 TOTAL - ABNORMAL HIGH - 1.96 - Reference Range .70 - 1.79
    Thyroxine - NORMAL - 9.8 - Reference Range 4.5 - 12.0

    Prolactin - ABNORMAL HIGH - 23.5 - Reference Range 2.1 - 17.7
    Testosterone - ABNORMAL LOW - 214.22 - Reference Range 241.00 - 827.00

    Taken July 2004

    TSH: 9.119 Ref .4-5.5
    T3 Free: 3.87 NORMAL - Ref. 2.3 - 4.2
    T3 TOTAL: 1.80 ABNORMAL - Ref. .70 - 1.79
    Thyroxine (T4): 8.5 NORMAL - Ref. 4.5 - 12.0
    T Uptake 30.00 NORMAL - Ref. 22.8 - 38.4
    FTI 2.6 NORMAL - Ref. 1.0 - 4.0

    ANTIBODIES:
    Thyroglob Ab 326 ABNORMAL HIGH - Ref. 00 - 74
    Thyr. Perox Ab 1,014 ABNORMAL HIGH - Ref. 00 - 74

    Im all over the place with my numbers as you can see. I am still not on any meds because now Im thinking my TSH dropped pretty significantly lately into the 9 range from 15 that maybe I can will it into the 2's or 3's. : )

     
    Old 08-07-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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    Re: My Free T numbers are in

    Wow your on the ride. Did you ever take any kind of med? My TSH is on the rise and I sure can tell. My body is so stiff and very sore. I'm puffing up too. With these latest results I have some room to roam. They also are re checking my antibodies to see if they have gone up. Can they get any higher!!
    If I go off of meds my TSH will shoot up to 110 in a weeks time. My T3 seems to float all over. Just 6 months ago I could barlely get it high enough to get within range. Now its high and then low. Their suggestion is to increase my meds with this latest test. I will do so but very slow. Heck my hands are even numb and stiff trying to type this. My body is tired.

     
    Old 08-09-2004, 09:33 AM   #4
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    Re: My Free T numbers are in

    Ellyn,
    I am so sorry you are going through this roller coaster ride with the meds. I just wanted you to know that while adjusting my meds, I felt hyper for awhile and then it subsided. How long were you on 112? Also have you ever thought of trying combo meds? You sure seem very hypo! I remember feeling just as you do, yuck! Hope you can get everything straightened out soon. Hang in there.

     
    Old 08-09-2004, 10:50 AM   #5
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    Re: My Free T numbers are in

    Hi Bellajoon
    I was on the 112mcg for 2 weeks. I was actually starting to feel good when it hit me. I got very anxious and jittery and did not sleep for 2 days. I cannot seem to get over the 100mcg marker. This is the 3 time we have tried 112mcg and it failed. So I'm on the slow climb back up. I'm at 75mcg for the last 3 days. I need to get back to 100mcg and level off.

    I have tried using both T3/T4 combo and it did not work for me. I tired other brands of T4 and they each had a something in them did not agree with me. So back to Synthroid for now. I have also had my B-12 tested and it was low normal. My folic acid is also low normal. I'm waiting for my Ferritin level to come back. Hopefully we can find the reason I'm having such a problem with the meds.

     
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