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ticker 09-22-2004 02:14 PM

Good To See Nurse Practitioner?
Hello again everyone. To recap my situation, I have had at least 10 hypothryorid symptoms for a few years now. I recently had a thryoid scan and sonogram done and they came back normal. My bloodwork results are:

TSH 2.884 (0.350-5.500 normal)
T4 9.4 (1.5-12.0 normal)
T3 Uptake 30 (24-39 normal)
Free T 2.8 (1.2-4.9 normal)

Thyroid Antibodies: Positive at 52 (0-34 normal)

My GP is, who is an osteopath, is on vacation for two weeks so I will be seeing the nurse practitoner. Do you think this is a good idea since they tend to listen better? Is a nurse practitioner able to prescribe meds? What do you think my odds are for getting treated based on my symptoms and antibody test results?

I have been sick for a long time and am deeply hoping for some help. If this does not work out, what do you suggest I do next?

I truly appreciate the wonderful information and advice on this board, thank you.

anrich 09-22-2004 04:53 PM

Re: Good To See Nurse Practitioner?
I'm new, so I don't know much about the numbers yet. I am seeing a nurse practioner myself. She has been the one to diagnose me, and prescribe my meds.

My numbers are all in the low normal range, but my TSH was greater than 44

ticker 09-22-2004 08:03 PM

Re: Good To See Nurse Practitioner?
Thank you anrich!

I hope you are responding well to treatment.

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