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Old 08-18-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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It's only been two weeks since I started on the 100mcg of Synthroid from 88mcg, but I saw a new dr. and he retested my thyroid panel. Of course he says I'm normal, so I'm not sure how to convince him that my fatigue is because my levels are still too low.

TSH .04 (.4-4.5)
FT4 1.2 (.8-1.8)
FT3 294 (230-420)

It is a slight improvement so I know I needed an increase before. My last labs were FT4 1.15 and FT3 2.3

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Old 08-18-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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You are still low, FT4 is about 40% of range and FT3 is still only 33%. You need to convince your doc your FT numbers need to be in the top third of range or at the very least, you need to be symptom-free.

If he refuses to increase you are faced with trying to find a doctor who is willing to treat by symptom relief.

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