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Old 09-22-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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values- any comments welcome

I am 47 and here are my recent lab values. I have an appt. with an endo in Dec.
I have a lot of the hyper symptoms and might be in perimenopause. I am just starting to learn about thyroid problems. Any comments are certainly welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

T3 uptake 33.3 (22.5-37.0)
Thyroxine 8.5 (4.5-10.9)
free thyroxine index 2. 8(1.0-5.50)
TSH 8.131 (0.35-5.5)

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Old 09-23-2004, 03:59 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome just bumping you up for the 'more experienced' amongst us xx

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Re: values- any comments welcome

Your tests don't indicate that you are hyper; on the contrary, your high TSH and low-ish free thyroxine (FT4) indicates you are hypo. Don't be fooled by trying to lump your symptoms into one symptom list or the other. Many thyroid symptoms cross over from one side to the other.

My advice is to start a crash course in hypoT right now, even before you get to the doctor. You will see how much controversy there is about diagnosis and treatment, and how often it goes un- or undertreated.

Start by reading our sticky threads at the top of the thread list, especially the "Information Archive". It will give you info about what tests to ask for, the different kinds of meds, symptoms and signs, books to read, etc.

Welcome to the board! Hope we can help.

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