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Jan 17, 2004 Reference range
TSH 5.50 0.30 - 4.70
T4 Free 10.5 9.1 - 23.8
Free T3 4.0 2.5 - 5.7
Cholesterol 5.82 Below 5.20

Apr 29, 2004
TSH 2.32
T4 Free 11.6
Free T3 4.1
Cholesterol 6.28

Jul 28, 2004
TSH 0.44
other tests not done

Oct 27, 2004
TSH 1.22
T4 Free 14.0
Free T3 4.2
Cholesterol 7.28

I have been on 0.1mg of Eltroxin (Levothyroxine) since March 2004.

So, my questions are:
1. Is it normal to have the TSH reading start to go back up during winter months? I notice mine has started creeping back up.
2. Is my TSH affecting my cholesterol? I am now on 20mg of Pravachol to help lower Cholesterol readings. I am due to go and have it checked again in a week or so.
3. My C-Reactive protein levels have been creeping up. Can anyone tell me what C-Reactive protein is?
Thanks a bunch!
Linda