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    Old 05-31-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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    Please help, "normal results".

    Well, since my results were all "in range", my dosage is perfect. This is from my GP's receptionist. I will make an appointment with the doctor and get better results, I'm sure. She listens when I tell her how I feel, however she doesn't understand endocrinology. In the meantime, I am going to hopefully have a phone appointment with an old man endo tomorrow. Maybe he's old-school and gets the T3 thing?
    If my dosage is perfect then why do I still feel like crap?

    My results...again.

    TSH 0.19 L 0.28-4.02
    FT4 1.1 0.6-1.7
    FT3 3.0 2.5-3.9
    T3 total 111 77-178

    Any advise on what to ask/tell him? I appreciate any help ya'll can give me!

    Tawny

     
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    Old 05-31-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
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    Re: Please help, "normal results".

    From the looks of it, your dosage probably isn't high enough. Your FT4 could stand to be up as high as 1.37... Your FT3 might need to be up another half point or so. It's hard to say just where you as an individual need it to be, though.

    Aside from that, you haven't been on the right dose of med long enough for your body to heal from the damage that's been done during the shortage. You won't feel completely normal just exactly at the moment you take that first optimum dose. It took me 3 months after finding a good dose to feel completely well, because the healing took that long.

    Patience, patience. You'll get there.

     
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    Re: Please help, "normal results".

    I'd have to concure with midwest. Though the levels are NORMAL - its not normal FOR YOU. And that's why you feel poorly.
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    If my dosage is perfect then why do I still feel like crap?
    When a Doc or his nurse said that to me, *that* is exactly what I'd continue to ask and not back down from. Sounds like he/she is treating NUMBERS not the PATIENT.

    My Doc thought my TSH was "fine" @ 2.97. But I don't FEEL fine. I'm very, VERY happy I have pre-thyroid bloodwork (TSH was 1.57 then) to fall back on what is NORMAL for me.

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    Old 05-31-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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    Re: Please help, "normal results".

    Thank you good ladies!
    I am sorry I am so impatient. I just keep thinking I'm on the right path, but then I have setbacks.
    I could live with some constipation, etc. but I need to feel better than I do. I have to fight to get through a full day of work. My co-workers are like " so this is rthe chick we're supposed to learn from?" I have so much trouble getting coherant sentances out of my mouth.
    I think I'm hearing that maybe some T3 might be the ticket.

    Uuuuuuuugggggg!

     
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    Re: Please help, "normal results".

    Don't be sorry, I'm impatient too. My thyroid med journey only began four months ago, Feb 06. It has taught me that I have to be AGRESSIVE w/ Doc's (some don't like that - but if they're gonna get offended, that Dr isn't THE ONE for me) -- and KNOW my stuff & the effects in has on MY BODY.

    Doctors need to remember they *ARE* our BODIES afterall,,, and who KNOWS better how WE used to feel? Dr or PATIENT???

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    Old 06-01-2006, 09:18 PM   #6
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    Re: Please help, "normal results".

    Thanks!
    I had a phone appointment (about 20 minutes!) with the old man endo today, and he will see me in two weeks when I fly over for my appointment with my surgeon. He actually listened when I asked about the possibility of Cytomel and my symptoms. The only thing is that I'll have to fly a friend over with me to chaperone. He can't see me until after the "gals" in the office go home.
    There is hope!

     
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