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Thyroid Disorders board


Hi
I just wanted to share my experience, but I do not mean to advise you as I am not a medical doctor.
My cholesterol consistently dropped from 277 to 203 after about six months of synthroid treatment for a thyroid nodule. Also the regular thyroid tests (TSH, FT3, FT4) did not detect my thyroid problem - only an experienced endocrinologist found it with his hands and confirmed it with ultrasound. However, in the last 2-3 months, my cholesterol went back up to 255 (not fasting for test), but my endo has increased the synthroid...so we'll see. My father also has high cholesterol and plaque build-up and is hypo. He is 67 now. Fortunately he is being treated in the last two years by the same endo and I think he will tell us when it is time for something like lipitor.
Best wishes to you!!
Kathy