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Old 05-17-2002, 08:22 AM   #1
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updated lab results with lab values, please input??

updated test results with lab values added (lab references are in parenthesis)

FTI 116.4 (5.-12.0)

T3 uptake 30.8 (22.5-37.0)

Total T4 6.2 (5.-12.)

TSH 6.94 (0.40-5.00) 2.76 a year ago

T3 158 (70-180)

Free T4 .9 (.08-1.6)

Free T3 2.8 (2.3-4.2)

Thyroglobulin auto AB >90.0 (<2.1) yes that is greater than 90, not a typo-up from 6.1 last year. I don't know why it "stops" at 90 instead of giving an actual number, our lab may use 90 as a "ceiling"

Thyroid Peroxidase auto AB 51.6 (<2.1) up from 29.8 last year

Anyone have any ideas?? I am at my wits end here. My doc called a few places in Seattle for referrals and no one has any openings until august!
heavy the rate i am going, by then i will still feel like crud and at my weight gain pattern right now, i will be 40 pounds heavier, because no matter what i do, i am gaining like crazy the last couple of months. my docs took me off all medications until my referral.

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Re: updated lab results with lab values, please input??

Hi FaireLadieJillian,
I wonder why they don't have you on an upped dose of thyroid, to get your TSH down?

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Re: updated lab results with lab values, please input??

Hi FaireLadieJillian. It looks like your thyroid antibodies have progressed to the point where they can make you hypo. The typical treatment is to put you on sufficient thyroid meds that your body regulates and stabilizes.

Many physicians believe that there is no treatment that actually fights the antibodies, but studies have shown that Selenium (200 mcg/day) is helpful in reducing and sometimes eliminating the antibodies.

Another alternative is to take Maca (powder or capsule), a type of Peruvian turnip that contains Selenium.

See the posts on 2/12/02 and 2/21/02 on page 2 of our Information Archive:
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Are you taking either of these supplements? I don't like the fact that your doctors have told you to stop all meds until you can see an Endo. You may want to ask your docs to reconsider leaving you on your current (or perhaps an increased dose), since the next available appointment is so delayed.<p>[This message has been edited by ArtfulD (edited 05-21-2002).]

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