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Old 07-20-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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fluctuating TSH

My TSH fluctuates so much I don't want to raise my dosage when I get a high TSH because it seems if I wait a couple months the next one shows me getting to almost normal. I just went back over 3 years and had one that was in the 40's, one month later it was 8.99, 6 months later it was in the 20's, then 6 , now at 15. I don't understand why this fluctuates so much when i always take my medication. I will have another one done in 2 months and will do the whole test not just TSH. We really thought it was going to be normal this time so just did the TSH. I don't have any symptoms except that my cholesteral is high and I have gained a little weight but I was at a low weight when i had the high numbers and had low cholesteral. I am totally confused.

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Re: fluctuating TSH

Hi, yes the TSH can fluctuate. You really need to get the Ft4 and Ft3 tests. These are called the Frees, and it shows the actual thyroid hormones in your bloodstream. Most people feel best when the frees are in the upper part of their ranges.
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Thanks, he did order that this time to be done after I increase my dosage for 2 months. He doesn't order the full test all the time but notice on the slip he gave me this time it is marked so will see. Now since you are knowledgeable about this. If the F4 an F3 are normal then and the TSH is out of whack what is the next step. Appreciate your help. since I don't seem to have any symptoms of hypothyroidism except the blood tests it is hard to understand. My nails are like iron, my hair is thicker than most 20 years old, no gray yet and I am 70, I don't get tired and I am not constipated so I don't get the whole thing. The weight gain was over a couple years and mainly because I stopped smoking and craved sweets which may be why my cholesteral is up cause I don't eat red meat or cheese maybe once a month so don't know what to cut out. Thanks for response.

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