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Old 09-10-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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Question for Hashi sufferers.

Since my diagnosis and beginning treatment, I have felt somewhat better. About a month ago, I could tell that I was probably over medicated. I was feeling some pretty classic hyper symptoms, but they were so much better than being horribly hypo, that I decided to roll with it.

That was a month ago. My latest info from the labs has me confused because I am back to feeling awful. My last labs were as follows: TSH: 2.80 (.30-5.00) down from 40! FT4: 1.32 (.71-1.85). THe endo has pronounced me all set and has summoned me back in for a clinical update.

My questions are:

Are my numbers showing that I am converting properly?
Why am I feeling so bad when my numbers look the best they've ever looked?
I have no appetite and appear to be wasting away. My clients tell me all day long that look terrible and emaciated.
Do the Hashi antibodies ebb and flo, per se? Is that the deal? Perhaps why I felt so good and now feel so bad? My antibodies were 37OO, BTW.
SHould I have him look at my adrenal situation?

I plan on asking all of this of my endo. ANy thoughts? Sorry this is such a disjointed mess. I can't think straight anymore. That is perhaps my biggest problem of all. I'll probably walk out into the street and get hit by a car.

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Old 09-10-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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Re: Question for Hashi sufferers.

Your TSH is NOT OPTIMAL! You also need to see where you are in T3 levels as well as T4 levels. Depending on your Ft4 to FT3 ratio.. you may need adrenal testing. Right now by your TSH I would say your levels are not balanced.. you may need T3 supplementation.. but without the Ft3 test we can not know for sure...

TSH: 2.80 (.30-5.00) down from 40! Optimal on a T4 only supplement is 0.89-1.1.. you are far from optimal.

FT4: 1.32 (.71-1.85)
You are 53% in range. I suspect that you have a T4 to T3 conversion issue. You should fight to get your RT3 and FT3 tested. It wouldn't hurt to have you ACTH and cortisol tested as well. It could be too much cortisol or aldosterone.. but I am betting that you need a T3 supplement. Statistics show 2 out of 3 of us do.

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