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Old 01-29-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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please help with test results

I just got my test results and would like some help understanding them. First , i need to say that i had radiation treatments to my throat for tonsilar cancer 4 years ago. My radiation oncologist told me i will eventually need to take thyroid meds due to the radiation. 2 years ago i was started on synthroid 0.025, but not sure of levels at that time. In aug i had 2 periods, sept was normal on October 15 i started my period again but never really stopped bleeding until January 2. I went to OB/gyn on Oct 30. lab work came back with TSH of 7.98 and free t4 .89. I was told my pituitary gland was on overload and he increased my med to .300 mcg. I took the dose for 3 days but was not comfortable with the dose and went to primary. She told me that my bleeding was not caused from my thyroid and decreased dose back to 0.025. She claimed that i had something going on in my reprodution system. They did a pelvic ultrasound which came back normal.
My next stop was to a new OB/GYN . endometrial biopsy done, but i have not got results on that yet. My new OB/GYB drew more labs. I am also extremely fatigued, dry skin, depressed with crying spells, anxious and alot of hip and foot pain, and very pale, especially in my face. Can someone please help me with these results.

TSH 8.21 (0.47-4.53)
free t4 1.28 (0.84 - 2.26)
T3 119 (65-170)

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Old 01-30-2005, 05:49 AM   #2
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Re: please help with test results

Your primary was wrong, NOT your OB/GYN. Those thyroid levels indicate that you are very hypo and an increase in medication is in order. When my thyroid started to tank and I had heavy, frequent bleeding, I was mistakenly put on HRT, went through several biopsies, a D & C and a lot of misery. Your thyroid can absolutely mess up your reproductive system, and your primary needs to go back to school if she doesnít know it.

That said, a sudden jump from .025 to .300 mcg was not the best way to go. Itís easier for the body to adjust if the dosage is bumped up gradually. A sudden large increase can throw you hyper.

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