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    Old 03-25-2009, 05:10 AM   #1
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    what is considered high TSH levels

    I have just had a TSH blood test as I have been back and forth to the doctors with various symptoms. My thyroid scan showed up as normal but my blood test has shown that my TSH level is 11.9 but my T3 T4 is normal. The doctor was reluctnat to put me on any tablets but my joints keep swelling up and I feel extremely cold and depressed.

    should I take any supplements at this stage?

     
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    Old 03-25-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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    Hi there,
    Thanks for replying to my ad. Its nice to have other people to speak to. I was apalled by the attitude of my doctor today. She is not my regular Doctor but she more or less said to me well I will give you some tablets if thats what you want, didn't ask me about symptoms and it was only mentioned to me through my gynacologist that my TSH levels were high otherwise the doctors would not even have let me know. I came out the surgery cried my eyes out as she made me look like I was a hypochrondriac.

     
    Old 03-26-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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    Re: what is considered high TSH levels

    Hi Jancis,
    You are hypothyroid. The UK range is, 10 or over is considered hypothyroid. This has just been raised or you would have been even more over the range.
    You need to change your GP because this disease is difficult enough to cope with without having an ignorant GP that you haven't the energy to educate.
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    Old 03-26-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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    Re: what is considered high TSH levels

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    *Surgery*...did you have surgery? Get another doc. )
    Surgery, is what we in the UK call a doctor's office.
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    Old 03-26-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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    Re: what is considered high TSH levels

    Hi Devonbay, thanks for that info, I wasn't sure what the levels were as my Doctor said anything over 5 and she is one of those who sit on the fence with borderline Hypothyroidism. Yes I won't be going to her again, which means mine is well elevated but you say its changed to 10 now?

     
    Old 03-26-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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    Hi Jancis,
    Yes, it only changed very recently, it looks like a money saving exercise as most of the rest of the developed world are lowering their TSH criteria levels.

    Did they do an antibodies test, do you know? GPs are advised that if the TSH is raised but the patient doesn't have any other symptoms then there is no need to medicate. Being as you do have othe rsymptoms you should have more tests. Iron, B12, sex hormones, folate. Viamin D too if they will do it.
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    Old 03-26-2009, 05:01 PM   #7
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    Hi, I have had blood tests for FSH to see if I was at the beginning of my menopause and it shows that I am I have had a full blood count, this was ok, I have had blood tests throughout last year as my symptoms have been ongoing, last year I suffered with bad palpitations and manic moods. I suffer sinusitus continuously and had an operation to improve this but it did not work. I think my immune system is definately weak for some reason. If I didn't have symptoms of aching swelling joints and low moods I could have put up with not taking med for now.Could my TSH rectify itself in a couple of months as my thyroid showed up normal last October?

     
    Old 02-28-2011, 01:46 PM   #8
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    Some docs just cant seem to be bothered can they. Its disgusting.

     
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