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    Old 10-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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    Very High TSH level

    Is it possible to go from a tsh level in April of 4.16, to a level of 76 in October? Also my cholestoral has gone from 186 to 226. I am freaking out and cant see the endo dr. till Nov. I have not felt well since February 2007, but no doctor suggested thyroid issues until now. I experienced sudden hearing loss last month, which caused my ent to follow up with blood work for the thyroid. Has anyone heard of this hi level or issues with sudden hearing loss because of the thyroid?

     
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    Old 10-21-2008, 06:05 AM   #2
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    Re: Very High TSH level

    Yes.

    You were hypothyroid at the 4.16 TSH. This is not technically Overt hypothyroidism. But it is outside the more recent normal TSH ranges recommended by the A A C E since 2002. This was a sign your thyroid was failing.

    The jump to 76 in 7 months is quite possible and just indicates that your thyroid has went the way of the dodo in that span of time.

    You should educate yourself before seeing the Endo. Is your Endo justt checking your TSH? Why didn't he put you on synthroid at a TSH of 4.16 given the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY recommended the new normal range to have an upper limit of 3 SIX YEARS AGO! Is your Endo following your FT3 and Ft4 levels? Has he checked you for Hashimoto's? Tinnitis or ringing of the ears and mild hearing disruption does occur in cases of hypothyroidism. The fact you have been feelign so poorly and had to have symptoms back in February makes me want to lend you my steel toed boots for your Endo.

    Look over these threads of mine.

    [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=597479[/url]
    [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=599141[/url]

    I really think you are getting poor care. This Endo appears to be only treating by TSH and clinging to TSH standards that are decades out of date. He should know better, You can do better. Even if you have to go to a GP or an IM.. ANYONE that is thyroid savvy near you. You are not alone in receiving this type of care. The fact your Endo has you on a 6 month rotation for visits versus checking your blood work quarterly is also a poor mark in his favor. I think you can do a lot better.

    Good luck. I hope my thread series helps you get the care you deserve.
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    Old 10-22-2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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    Re: Very High TSH level

    My GP was the one in April who said my thyroid was fine. It took my ENT just recently to evaluate my hearing loss, tinnutis, to suggest thyroid problems and ordered me another blood test, He found the hi TSH level of 76. I am going to a END on NOv. 4 who is a specialist and highly recommended in this area. I am praying that he can help me and maybe I can feel normal again. I may have lost my hearing permanently from this, but I'm trying not to feel bitter. Do you have tips on specific questions for the END?

     
    Old 10-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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    Re: Very High TSH level

    If your hearing loss is due to hypothyroidism, it most likely will not be permanent. Hypothyroid ear trouble is usually due to fluid buildup around the nerves, behind the ear drum, etc... and that fluid should resorb once your thyroid levels are better.

    HypoT is also the likely reason for your rising cholesterol, in case you don't know that.

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    Old 10-23-2008, 07:18 AM   #5
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    Re: Very High TSH level

    Thanks for your mesage...it has given me hope!

     
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