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Old 09-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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The doctor called and once again my TSH blood test came back fine. But they said that my Testosterone levels are they are sending me to a specialist..Guess my question is could this be why Cant lose weight and gain weight all the time, and is the testosterone levels connected anyway the throyid problems...

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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As I mentioned to you before, "normal" and "fine" are only matters of opinion. You should get the results from the doctor and post them here to get our best advice. I can say with certainty... If you only had TSH tested, and if it's within range, that doesn't necessarily mean all is "fine". You still could have thyroid disease, but you would need better tests than TSH to show it.

All the hormones influence each other in the body. Without know whether your thyroid is truly "fine", no one can really say what's causing your testosterone to be out of balance.

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:13 AM   #3
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midwest1 is correct. ALWAYS get copies of ALL lab results to keep as a history of your personal health, especially comes in handy if you need to change doctors.

I agree, TSH doesn't seem to be good for too much. My TSH was always 'fine' and 'within range', yet i was hypo and had Hashimoto's all along. In fact i was told i was fine for 9 years until i found someone who sorted it all out.

In my personal case, my estrogen and testosterone were in excess, i had low ferritin, low vitamin D and poor adrenal function. This things can be common with thyroid issues. Due to the excess estrogen i had fiboid growth. Some with excess testosterone can have PCOS, so it's always good to have an internal and external pelvic ultrasound too.

Once i was on meds for a while for my thyroid and adrenal function, my testosterone self corrected on it's own and i've heard that this is common.

You will learn that with thyroid issues it's not all about taking the doctors word for everything. It takes a lot of research on your own part to maintain optimum health.

Good luck

Old 09-29-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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@ Audrey-B... What do you take for your adrenal's? I am having the same type of issues. I am 137mcg of levo and was feeling good for awhile but feeling down again.

Also have HIGH testosterone. Was on Metformin for a couple months but stopped due to not feeling good and bad stomach. But now I haven't had a period this month! UGG.. What gives? LOL

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katkatdd - I dont know what metformin is or does.

For my cortisol i'm taking 25mg of Cortate daily, half at breakfast and the other half around 11am-ish (depends when i'm on morning tea at work). My cortisol got nice and high, actually too high and i ended up with nausea, dizzyness and high blood pressure. Then i stopped taking it and i don't know why, maybe due to stress at the time, my cortisol dropped a lot. Now i'm back on it.

With my thyroid, my T4 doesn't appear to be the problem. I was only on Thyroxine for a short while. It's mostly my T3 which keeps dropping if i'm not on T3 meds, of which i'm on a natural one which is made by a chemist. It's called Triiodothyronine. Not sure what name it goes by in other countries and i've never heard it mentioned by a single poster on the boards ever.

Is the levo for your T4? If so, does your doctor ever check or recheck your Free T3? some doctors are solely fixated on the T4.

So now i'm on the Cortate, my T3 med, iron and Vitamin D supplements, iodine and selenium, a multi B daily. Also i was put on something called DIM to help lower my excess estrogen. I'm also on some naturopathic herbs to help with my menstrual cycles and estrogen excess. I think that's about it.

I had a saliva hormone panel done prior to being medicated with thyroid meds to see where ALL my hormones were at. My testosterone was high then as was my estrogen. About a year later we repeated the entire hormone panel saliva test and my testosterone had self correct and my estrogen was much better, but we're still looking at the estrogen.

When i began all this i thought it would simply be a matter of popping a pill a day and life would return to normal, but now i've realised where hormones are involved that it really can take some "tweeking" to get the entire hormonal and endocrine system running effectively. It helps to have a patient doctor who takes an interest. I guess i'm lucky that my doctor suffers from Hashimoto's too so he has an interest and isn't just doing it for the cash

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