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    Old 04-17-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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    My TSH was a 7.83. What does this mean. Also, is there anything I can take naturally to put these numbers back to normal. Which, from what I understand, is between .34 -4.82.

     
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    Old 04-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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    Are you seeing an endo? You also, from what I know, need FT3 and FT4 tested as well as Antibodies.

     
    Old 04-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #3
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    Re: Tsh

    Your high TSH means you are hypothyroid, i.e. your thyroid gland isn't making enough hormone for your needs. There is no "natural" or over-the-counter way to replace those hormones. It would be like trying to control insulin-deficient diabetes with vitamins or something.

    You need an MD to write a prescription for the missing hormones.

     
    Old 04-22-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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    Re: Tsh

    What is an FT3 and an FT4 test?

     
    Old 04-23-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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    Those tests measure the actual function of your thyroid - T4 and T3 are thyroid hormones and you need to know those free levels to know how much of them is available for use. TSH is a pituitary hormone that regulates your thyroid's function.

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