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Old 02-26-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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What do these results mean???

I have a long list of symptoms of being hypo. I have all but 2 of all the symptoms I have found. So I go to my dr last October and she runs thyroid tests.

FT4- .74 (.58-1.64ng/dl)
TSH - 1.93 ( .34-5.60uIU/ml)

So I went back last week because the symptoms are getting worse and now I am having trouble swallowing, which was never a problem before. She checks out my neck which just about brought me off the chair. She ordered more tests after I broke down and couldn't stop crying.

These are the results of those tests:

FT3- 3.2 (2.3-4.2)
FT4- .68 (.58-1.64ng/dl)
TSH 3.16 (.34-5.60 uIU/ml)
and antibodies are under 10.

So anyone out there have any thoughts on this? She is sending me to an endo and I have an u/s scheduled for tomorrow.

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Re: What do these results mean???

Based on the latest tests, you would more than likely benefit from treatment for hypothyroidism.

Your TSH is higher than the newly-recommended level of 2.5; your FT4 is low in its range, meaning that there isn't enough for your needs; your FT3 level is pretty good, actually... but that only means - in your case - that more of your FT4 is converting to FT3 in an effort to keep you going.

I hope the new doctor sees it that way! Good luck!

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