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    Old 07-27-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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    Fluctuating TSH (NO meds)

    I believe that I am hypo. Every symptom I have seems directly related to hypothyroidism. I keep telling my doctor that I sleep all day and am so depressed, and all she wants to do is give me anti-depressants. I am NEVER hungry, and when I do eat, I eat healthy (salad with FF dressing and chicken, for instance).
    How have I gained almost 30 pounds since May? My doctor says not to worry, because my BMI is still in the normal range!!! I asked her, "What will it take?! Must I gain 100 pounds before you take me seriously?"

    Anyway, as I said in my other post, ten days ago my TSH was tested and came back at 6.89, "suggesting" (as she put it) hypothyroidism. Today I went back, had another blood test, and just received the results: TSH 2.25!!! Is this even possible? I am only on one medication (Coumadin) and have not made any lifestyle changes.

    I guess I could ask for a retest, but I swear my doctor thinks I'm a hypochondriac. Ugh, maybe it's not hypothyroidism after all.
    Has anyone experienced similar fluctuating test results?

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    Old 07-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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    Re: Fluctuating TSH (NO meds)

    2.24 is still too high.

    It will flutuate especially if your thyroid is struggling to work. Also, time of day can affect it.

    Did they draw the blood and get the results back all in one day?
    Did you get COPIES of those test?

    You need to have the actual thyroid hormones tested. THEY DO MATTER. These are Free T3 and Free T4.

    TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone and is a pititary hormone that is secreted by the pitutary gland when is sences that your actual thyroid hormones are low!

    TSH is considered a screening hormone by some. Once that number is not at a good level the better doctors know they need to test the ACTUAL THYROID HORMONES and NOT rely only on the TSH!

    This cost more & some will try to save the HMO $$ by only testing the TSH.

    Have you throught about finding another doctor? I definately would.
    You do NOT need to suffer like this and be treated like you are just a complainmer that needs an anti-depressant.

    Best wishes.
    25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.

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