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jlstill 10-25-2012 01:00 PM

Is this good? TSH
TSH .369
T4 6.8
T3 uptake 31
Thyroid Per. 201

New levels as of yesterday.


FinnMaid 10-26-2012 10:21 AM

Re: Is this good? TSH
Are you on thyroid medication already? TSH looks ok if you are. You really should get FreeT4 and FreeT3 tested instead of these outdated inaccurate tests. T4 of 6.8 would be on the low side of typical ref. ranges (we need to know the reference ranges to be able to comment better) so that doesn't look good.

midwest1 10-26-2012 10:56 AM

Re: Is this good? TSH
Details would be helpful.
I scanned your former posts and found that you started treatment with 100 mcgs, which was reduced to just 25 mcgs a few weeks later. Both things were a mistake. Dosage shouldn't have been higher than 50 to start, and that would've prevented needing to reduce it so drastically later.

We need to see the lab's reference range for each test to be sure of what's going on. Those tests are not useful for monitoring treatment, and 25 mcgs is never a therapeutic dose. There seems to be a lot wrong with the way your MD approaches hypothyroidism.

The main question is... How do you [i]feel[/i]? Your T4 (total) is low, which means free T4 is low. That produces symptoms. I suspect your symptoms are still there, but your MD won't increase your dose because your TSH is "normal". Right?

jlstill 11-05-2012 09:35 AM

Re: Is this good? TSH
I will have to get a copy of the lab report to see the ranges they are using. The only symptom I currently have is really bad shoulder pain that radiates down into my arms. It makes you feel like you worked out the day before and are now sore and a little stiff, but I can assure you I did not work out! Other symptoms have gotten better.


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