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High TSH, normal range free T3 & T4

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Old 09-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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High TSH, normal range free T3 & T4

I am trying to understand if all of my symptoms even mean anything or if it's just "in my head". Honestly, the doctors are making me feel like that. I started visiting the endocrinologist to have him look into hypothyroidism as it seemed as though that may be my problem.

My worries started when my hair started falling out (the doctor told me that I have a lot of hair and not to worry). My other symptoms are really bad menstrual cramps, can't get pregnant, have low progesterone, am sensitive to cold and I'm tired. I don't have problems with weight gain or cholosterol. However, I am a vegatarian who eats pretty healthy (I have been a vegatarian since I was a kid, for 18 years now).

I had my TSH tested twice once at 3.89 and again at 3.65. I am negative for thyroid antibodies, my free T3 was in the mid to high end of the range 3.17 (1.71-3.71) and my free T4 was smack in the middle at 1.1 (0.7-1.5). The doctor said that he could treat me, but didn't think I would feel better from medication. Why is my TSH high and my free T3 & free T4's fine? I guess I don't fully understand the free T3 and free T4 levels and how they work with obtaining the TSH level.

Should I even bother with medication or should I just try to deal with this some other way?

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:42 AM   #2
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Cool Re: High TSH, normal range free T3 & T4

I'm still in SHOCK because your numbers really ARE normal

You've found a Dr that is willing to treat you, I'd GO with *that* & see how you feel,,, A tiny dose could do wonders for you

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