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Thyroid Disorders board


Sorry I can't answer all your questions for you. I can tell you that yes, cholesterol IS affected by the thyroid. My doc tested my cholesterol last year. It was 265! And do wouldn't put me on meds because he was so sure it was just my weight that was the issue even though he knew I had hypo symptoms (no dx then). Even the quack docs that were contracted to where I used to work said htey couldn't believe my doctor left me "out there". My doc admitted in August of this year when I was dx'd hypothyroid that high cholesterol usually goes with hypothyroidism.
And your question about TSH fluctuation, I wonder about that too. 6 weeks after an increase in synthroid from 50mcgs to 75 mcgs, my TSH went from 5.065 to 11.372 (range 3.5-5.5). [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif[/img] Now I'm on 100mcgs of levothyroxine. And I figure it's anybody's guess what my TSH will be in 6 weeks.
I hope you get the answers you're looking for.
Good luck.
Barb