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Old 09-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question Need help with lab tests please??????

Hi, I went to the dr. 1 and half year ago, I went for low blood pressure 100/50 100/46, he did blood work but wasn't worried and didn't want to do anything, also had fertility treatments with no luck, I found out results from blood work about 3 months ago because I still have low blood pressure sometimes my TSH was 0.020 reference was 0.340 - 5.600. Now I get hot I thought maybe it was early hot flashes, but even if it is cool outside and I go out to do something I come back in wet from sweating and if I am in the house and I am doing cleaning, I get hot and sweat if I'm not right over the air conditioner and I have to cool off, my husband says its because I have been in the house under the air, but I am kind of worried about thyroid problems, also I quit smoking in June because I have had pnuemonia 2 times in the last year and I have gained 10 pounds since then, I think the weight gain is from stopping smoking. Could I have thyroid problems from me test results and symptoms? I forgot to mention that I am tired alot now. Should I go to different dr.?

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Old 09-17-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: Need help with lab tests please??????

Just looking at your TSH, it looks like you are hyperthyroid or Graves. You really need to get more tested than just your TSH. You need to ask for Free T3, Free T4, and TSI antibodies. Be sure and get the "Free" T's and not "Total" .

Old 09-17-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: Need help with lab tests please??????

My FT4 was 1.00 reference was 0.58 - 1.64.

Old 09-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: Need help with lab tests please??????

You might have sub-clinical hyper thyroid now(your symptoms) and are heading that way but not there yet, have labs again in a couple of months or sooner if you start to have rapid pulse, heart rate,frequent bm's and insomnia to name a few.You should be watched. Have the doc do an antibodies test too like tsi, anti tg,and anti tpo.It'll be good to catch it early if you do have a problem. Sometimes the symptoms may come and go like this for awhile until your labs show it.When I went and it was pretty soon after symptoms my tsh was undetectable my free T-4 was 1.60 (0.80-1.80) and my Free t-3 was 4.75 (2.3-4.2) so it can change fast too.

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:50 PM   #5
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Re: Need help with lab tests please??????

I have a question in reference to your response to the original question.
Would a low pulse rate indicate Hashi's. Not to confuse anyone but myself. I am a little confused. I have had similar symptoms and I was diagnosed hypo with low pulse and normal T3 and T4 with very high antibodies. I am hoping as was said that I have caught in time to get treatment early.

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