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Quote from Sky77:
Peeps,

I'm also located in Canada /Toronto.. Maybe we use a different meaurement system? I'm pretty sure my results are for the 'frees'... I always thought hyper was high BP also...that's why I AM a little confused...


i'm in canada too, and as i mentioned in my post to peeps, my lab ranges are the same as yours ...

and your fT3 is quite low ...

symptoms often overlap ... for example, my BP was always low (110/70) but after getting TD, my BP rose to 130/90 (it varies of course), a person who is hypER often feels fatigue (but can't sleep -- i'm hypo and i have this symptom, so go figure!), i have heat intolerance (but walk a razor's edge between that and being cold, so must take a shawl with me wherever i go) ...

again, i would say that going only by your numbers, you're probably hypER, and many of your symptoms confirm that ... but peeps may have a point when she suggests you may have hashi's (swinging from hypo to hyper and back) ... but don't count on it -- i just think your symptoms are overlapping and YOU NEED TO BE TREATED ... do you have a GP? can you get a referral to an endo, like fairly toot sweet-ish? maybe your GP, having referred you to an endo and knowing how long it takes once one is referred (like, forever, it seems) could prescribe a minimum dose of levoxine (synthroid, eltroxin) to help you thru' ...

jeez laweez, i'm so sorry this is happening to you ...

jb

~peeps: maybe your lab uses diff. units of measure -- i'd check with midwest1 or meep on that -- they'd know ...
Quote from jinglebts:
i'm in canada too, and as i mentioned in my post to peeps, my lab ranges are the same as yours ...

and your fT3 is quite low ...

symptoms often overlap ... for example, my BP was always low (110/70) but after getting TD, my BP rose to 130/90 (it varies of course), a person who is hypER often feels fatigue (but can't sleep -- i'm hypo and i have this symptom, so go figure!), i have heat intolerance (but walk a razor's edge between that and being cold, so must take a shawl with me wherever i go) ...

again, i would say that going only by your numbers, you're probably hypER, and many of your symptoms confirm that ... but peeps may have a point when she suggests you may have hashi's (swinging from hypo to hyper and back) ... but don't count on it -- i just think your symptoms are overlapping and YOU NEED TO BE TREATED ... do you have a GP? can you get a referral to an endo, like fairly toot sweet-ish? maybe your GP, having referred you to an endo and knowing how long it takes once one is referred (like, forever, it seems) could prescribe a minimum dose of levoxine (synthroid, eltroxin) to help you thru' ...

jeez laweez, i'm so sorry this is happening to you ...

jb

~peeps: maybe your lab uses diff. units of measure -- i'd check with midwest1 or meep on that -- they'd know ...


Hi Jingle,

I am sure the lab difference must be the different countries. Thanks for the info on yours (Canadian). I was just wondering when I saw Sky's '12' for FT4 as that was right around the number I had for total T4, but it didn't add up that it would be the same test as mine, as the range was not (10-20) for my Total T4 years back, smaller range than that. My US lab uses a range of (.58-1.64) for Free T4.

I wasn't thinking that Sophie/Sky had Hashi's - I was just describing my situation and how I have symptoms that cross over. I don't feel knowledgeable enough to give that kind of info/suggestion. I was 'thinking' hyper from all that she said and her TSH, but without knowing enough about the other tests and them being a different callabration than what I am just beginning to get familiar with, I wouldn't feel I know enough to venture any 'diagnosis' ideas. Sorry if it sounded that way - I was afraid my response might be confusing.

Just thought maybe I should clarify my response.

How are you today? I hope you are having a good day!
Sue