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TSH Level Over 27?

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Old 01-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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TSH Level Over 27?

Has anyone had a TSH level over 27? Mine just came in at 27.86 and of course, I feel beyond exhausted and on the verge of tears 24-7. Is this normal to go so high? Or is this crazy high (like it feels).

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Old 01-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Re: TSH Level Over 27?

That's very high, though there are many reports here of even higher levels. It sure explains why you are feeling so badly.

TSH isn't always the most reliable indicator of hypothyroidism (mine barely made it up to 3 and I was very hypo) but when you have high readings like this it can help move things along treatment-wise. I would ask for some additional testing, mainly your free T3, free T4, TPO and TG antibodies, ferritin, vitamin D and B12 levels for starters. The free T tests will give you an idea of your baseline thyroid hormone levels and the target is to get them up into the top half or third of their ranges as well as relieve your symptoms with good hormone replacement.

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