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Old 08-09-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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Lab results help

I have been having thyroid issues fo abouta year now. Last year I was told my thyroid quit working and progrssively my dosage of Synthroid has gone from 88mcg to 200 mcg. At 200 I felt the best I had in a long tme,but recently I have gained weight again and have been feeling tired and have leg cramps and joint aches. I also had my antibodes tested last year and they were above 1000,at that time the Endo said everything was ok.My family doc said that I had hashimotos.I believed the family doc more than the endo so I fired the endo. My most recent blood test was this week and I jst got the results. I was expecting a high TSH but here are the numbers. T uptake 36,T4 8.4,FreeT .96,FTI 8.0,Total T3 1.1 TSH .026 ,anti TPO 421. My most recent test prior to this one said that the anti was 120,now it is 421. Besides the high TPO why am I feeling hypo and gaining all this weight again? Also I have increasingly worse throat irritation,trouble swallowing sometimes and sleep apnea. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I see my family Doc on Monday,so I want to be prepared with any ideas anyone may have. Thanks

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Old 08-09-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: Lab results help

Re-post your numbers and post the:

name of the test, the reference ranges , your number.
25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.

Old 08-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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Re: Lab results help

I 2nd what GCC says

You've got FreeT but is that 3 or 4? We also need the ranges (they'll be on the results slip in brackets next to the result)
Rach xxxx

Total Thyroidectomy Oct 06 due to Massive Multi Nodular Goiter and Hashi
Adrenal Fatigue
180mg NTH
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2 x Caltrate

Rach xxxx

Last edited by tygwyn; 08-09-2008 at 03:14 PM.

Old 08-10-2008, 06:09 AM   #4
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Re: Lab results help

I'm going to 3rd these previous posters

Also it's VERY hard for me to figure out which range goes with test when its all clumped together. Easier example:

T4 = .95 (.8-1.8)
T3 = 245 (220-430)


Old 08-10-2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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Re: Lab results help

Sorry about that,here are the numbers T Uptake 36 normal 32-48.4
T4 8.4 Normal 5.5-11.6
Free T4 .96 Normal .58-1.64
FTI 8.0 Normal 5.9-13.1
Total T3 1.1 Normal .9-1.8
TSH .026 Normal .3-5.0
Anti TPO 421 Normal<35
Anti TG <20 Normal <31
Hopefully these numbers can help me out on questions to ask my doctor. Thanks for any help.

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