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  1. What are the best thyroid tests???
    ... other thyroid tests - Total T4/T3, T3 uptake, and free thyroxine index (a.k.a T7) among them, but none of these is...

  2. Jaw pain - symptom of medication?
    ... ive started thyroxine with my ptu block n replace at sometimes l get 'sensations ... happened l dont think until ive started taking the thyroxine !...

  3. New and confused! Low TSH
    ... 5 - 10.9 T-Uptake 23.6 range was 24.0-39.0 Free Thyroxine Index 2.5 range was 1.4 - 3.1 TSH 3.89 range was...

  4. I have to increase my dose, aaarrrrrg
    ... problems, it has been 13 years since I went on the thyroxine tablets. I started off on 300 a day, I was fine on...

  5. Is this hypo or going back to hyper?
    ... awwww lady xxxx l think the endo started me on the thyroxine cos my ft4 was very low but then again he dont know...

  6. values- any comments welcome
    ... appreciated. Thank you. T3 uptake 33.3 (22.5-37.0) Thyroxine 8.5 (4.5-10.9) free thyroxine index 2. 8(1.0-5.50...
    ... hyper; on the contrary, your high TSH and low-ish free thyroxine (FT4) indicates you are hypo. Don't be fooled by...

  7. dizzy !!! maybe to much meds ??
    ... dizzys too and terrible light headed!! Im on day 15 of thyroxine and feel alot better than the last 12 days!!! i...

  8. Depression
    ... rock in a pond and watching the ripples multiply. Thyroxine changes are no different. It is one of the basic...

  9. Latest Symptom - twitching eye w/ hypo?
    ... dxn had no bother for a while till ive started the thyroxine (block n replace) and had a few twinges good luck...

  10. Son's Thyroid Tests
    ... Range (0.35 - 5.50 T4 ( THYROXINE ) 10.5 Range (4.5 - 12.5...
    ... Hashimoto's. Calculated Free T4 (also known as Free Thyroxine Index or FTI or "T7") is as follows: His calcualted...

  11. Can it be my levels are off again?
    ... TSH was 0.117 T4 was 9.2 T3 Uptake was 29 Free Thyroxine Index at 2.7 I felt miserable, body aches, tired ... TSH was 1.341 T4 was 5.4 T3 Uptake was 28 Free Thyroxine Index at 1.5 Not a big difference, but is it enough...
    ... are: T4 - 4.5 - 12.0 T3 Uptake - 24 - 39 Free Thyroxine Index - 1.2 - 4.9 TSH - 0.350 - 5.500 To be honest...

  12. Paracetemol and thyroxine
    ... {hugs}}}}}}}}}} I take paracetemol and I am on thyroxine , my DR said I could .. I understand re the crying...

  13. Ive turned into an 'old' hyper teenager!
    ... this passes......... l wonder if the dose of 125mcg thyroxine s too much? (with my 2 x 50mg ptu morning and night ... HUGS niecsey xx PS are headaches a side effect of thyroxine ? feel very thick headed :(...

  14. some info thyroid med inactive ingredients
    ... causes no ill effects, it might be a good idea to get thyroxine and natural thyroid extract from a compounding pharmacist...

  15. Got my thyroid checked & heres my results.
    ... vary slightly): TSH; T4 or FT4 or TT4 (also called thyroxine or free thyroxine); T3 or FT3; anti-Tg (or just Tg...

  16. What's with the water retention?
    ... have yet another question (read moan). I've been on thyroxine for 6 weeks now and I am so bloated it is not true...
    ... have yet another question (read moan). I've been on thyroxine for 6 weeks now and I am so bloated it is not true...
    ... type. I'll ask though. I'm def feeling better on the thyroxine but still have annoying afternoon slumps and need...
    ... more I read, the more I want to switch to Armour plus thyroxine . I'm beginning to wonder why they bother with the ... thyroxine -only route at the start. It makes little sense to...
    ... have yet another question (read moan). I've been on thyroxine for 6 weeks now and I am so bloated it is not true...

  17. A little worried
    ... normal if you didnt worry! I got started off on 125mcg thyroxine last thursday!! As well as my ptu!! I feel good today...

  18. Help with test results, please
    ... T-4, Total 8.7 (4.5-12.0x) Free Thyroxine Index 2.14 (1.12-4.20) TSH 3 ... 41 (0.40-5.5) Currently taking .05mg levo thyroxine . Doc wrote note on test results - Notify - thyroid...
    ... thyroid hormone. T4 tests measure the concentration of Thyroxine in the serum. This includes both bound and free hormone ... about 0.05% of the total, is biologically active. Free Thyroxine Index is an old test that has been replaced by Free...
    ... adjustments are TSH, free T4 (not Total T4 aka T4 aka Thyroxine ), and free T3 (not Total T3 or triiodothyronine)....

  19. Thyodine
    ... as I understand it, is always Hypo T. Not enough thyroxine to do the job. I was told initially that my thyroid...

  20. pedatric thyroid disorder?
    ... thyroid peroxidase ab was 20 her other results were thyroxine 10.5 5.0-11.6 normal we just had her retested and ... the results were thyroxine 8.2 5.0-11.6 normal free thyroxine index 7.8 6-10...

  21. T4 (eltroxin) question
    ... Hi Nat, I've been on thyroxine for just over a month now, and I too was convinced...

  22. Question about numbers
    ... range: 1.0-4.5) TSH: 2.18 (range: 0.40-4.0) Thyroxine Free: 1.5 (range: 0.8-1.90) Is anyone able to...
    ... have your free T3 tested in addition to your free T4 ( thyroxine ). Your free T4 looks to be at a good level, but if...

  23. Borderline Hypothyroidism
    ... Limits (4.5-12.0) T3 Uptake 33 Limits (24-39) Free Thyroxine Index 1.3 Limits (1.2-4.9) October 2003 ...
    ... I asked for a copy of the test. Here it is: Thyroxine Free....1.09.........Limits on report 0.61-1.76 TSH...

  24. Afternoon slumps
    ... Hi there, I've been on thyroxine for hypo for just over a month now and am starting...
    ... It's just wierd how, about 2 hours after taking the thyroxine , you feel good and then it just seems to wear off...

  25. Low T4 AND low TSH? What does this mean?
    ... T4 : 9.4 (suggesting I'm under-prescribed with Thyroxine meds) TSH : <0.01 (suggesting I'm massively over...

  26. K9MOM!!! block and replace thyrodians!!
    ... could offer me some advice please. Ive been given thyroxine 125mcg to take with my morning ptu 2 x 50mgs. (l will...
    ... you stay on a relatively high dose of ATD and add in thyroxine to keep from going hypo. My question to you would ... thyroid levels? (FT4 and FT3) Is it necessary to add thyroxine at this time? Do your lab tests reflect the need ... to add thyroxine ?...
    ... raw :( and thats when he said l want to give you the thyroxine now so block n replace it is l am abit wary you know...
    ... raw :( and thats when he said l want to give you the thyroxine now so block n replace it is l am abit wary you know...

  27. Lupus question ???
    ... better frame of mind (for now :) going to start my thyroxine tommorow rang the chemist to ask when to take them...

  28. 2nd endo visit will things ever get better???
    ... t4 (last time was ft3 and ft4 and tsh) hes given me thyroxine 125mg to be taking in a morning with my ptu because ... dodgy and red at moment......... am i to take the thyroxine and ptu at same time? Im really really fed up l could ... luny :) can anybody tell me if l take my ptu and thyroxine at same time please thank you xx...
    ... LOL Please someone tell me if l take the ptu and thyroxine at same time l was paying attention honest! lol things...
    ... researching (again) last night you hypers does my dose of thyroxine look ok to you? 125mcg once a day with my ptu? The...
    ... gland does not have to do any work. Then by adding in thyroxine , you are giving your body what it needs to function ... properly. You do take the thyroxine in the morning with your dose of PTU. Although you ... that there are several things that can interfere with thyroxine absorption....like iron, calcium, orange juice, grapefruit ... after RAI. When you turn hypo after RAI you need thyroxine - replacement hormone, not ATD's that block thyroid...

  29. body temp and energy after adjusting to dose
    ... the same first thing in the morning (taking 75 mcg thyroxine after waking) at around 36.1 but has gradually been...

  30. This is what we are up against
    ... use T3 (Cytomel, triiodothyronine) but usually not thyroxine , with antidepressants. How useful this combination ... lasts for only a short time and disappears. Taking thyroxine when you do not need it, is also of some danger and...

  31. Levoxyl question
    ... Greta, I have been on thyroxine for three weeks now and my throat is killing me now...

  32. what if it never gets better?
    ... work out, this is irrelevant once you have started on thyroxine . (MidWest, we need you!!!!!) There are a lot of really...

  33. My new doctor said he could not feel my thyroid
    ... hasn't done any worthwhile testing of your thyroid. Thyroxine is the only thyroid test in that list, and your level...
    ... hasn't done any worthwhile testing of your thyroid. Thyroxine is the only thyroid test in that list, and your level...

  34. T3's
    ... FT3 (16th July) 4.5 (3.5-6.0) 16th July free Thyroxine 10.2 (7.5-21.1) Thyroid Stimulating H July 04...

  35. High T3
    ... wondering if there is a connection. I'm on 75mg of thyroxine (generic). thanks, Felix x...
    ... of a TT4 test (because they depress the amount of thyroxine -binding protein), while not impacting the amount of ... free thyroxine (FT4). The drugs that have this impact include: ...

  36. Armour Thyroid?
    ... taking it? and how do you know to supplement with thyroxine ? help michelle...
    ... taking it? and how do you know to supplement with thyroxine ? help michelle First of all you are not borderline...

  37. Tightness in throat - HELP!
    ... checked out. Ask the doc to run: T3 Total Free T3 Thyroxine (T4) Free T4 TSH ThyroGlobulin Antibodies ThyroPeroxida...

  38. Can you become cured on your own?
    ... 1.92 ABNORMAL HIGH - Reference Range .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine - 9.0 - NORMAL - Reference Range 4.5 - 12.0 Taken ... ABNORMAL HIGH - 1.96 - Reference Range .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine - NORMAL - 9.8 - Reference Range 4.5 - 12.0 Prolactin ... - 4.2 T3 TOTAL: 1.80 ABNORMAL - Ref. .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine (T4): 8.5 NORMAL - Ref. 4.5 - 12.0 T Uptake 30.00...

  39. Meds that can alter ft4 test....
    ... precursor of T3. The T4 reflects the amount of thyroxine in the blood. If the patient does not take any type...

  40. New Here.. Blood results Please help!!
    ... Mine (Normal) Thyroxine 17.5 (4.5-12.5) Thyroxine Free ...
    ... results are in the NORMAL range??? How is it that my Thyroxine is 17.5 and the range is T3 is 3 (4.5-12.5) so that...

  41. newbie - hyperthyroid/Grave's disease?
    ... My results: TSH 0.063L Thyroxine (T4) 17.9H T3 uptake 35.8H ... Free Thyroxine Index 6.4H Limits: TSH ... 0.30-5.00 Thyroxine (T4) 4.5-12.5 T3 uptake 23 ... -35 Free Thyroxine Index 1.2-3.4 Of course I have no idea what...

  42. Synthroid dosage - osteoporosis?
    ... mineral density in premenopausal women receiving levo thyroxine suppressive therapy." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ... Metab 1994 Apr;78(4):818-23, "Carefully monitored levo thyroxine suppressive therapy is not associated with bone loss ... Thyroid, 1995 Feb;5(1):13-7, "Suppressive doses of thyroxine do not accelerate age-related bone loss in late postmenopau ... Nov;27(11):503-7, "A slightly suppressive dose of L- thyroxine does not affect bone turnover and bone mineral density...

  43. my blood work results... NOW WHAT!
    ... t- uptake 1.14 T4 total thyroxine 10.3 free thyroxine index 3.5 TSH 4.90 anto gladin Ad IgG 86.2 anti ... Ab IgA 6.6 tissue transglutaminase Ab 5.4 T4 free thyroxine 1.4 WBC 7.5 RBC 4.63 hemoglobin 13.3 hematocrit...

  44. Pulse rate
    ... thyroid levels are in normal range (although the free thyroxine is at the lower end of the range) and I also have...

  45. Okay...help please
    ... heard the same thing about it being easier to control thyroxine replacement when the thyroid is either removed or...

  46. My Free T numbers are in
    ... 1.92 ABNORMAL HIGH - Reference Range .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine - 9.0 - NORMAL - Reference Range 4.5 - 12.0 Taken ... ABNORMAL HIGH - 1.96 - Reference Range .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine - NORMAL - 9.8 - Reference Range 4.5 - 12.0 Prolactin ... - 4.2 T3 TOTAL: 1.80 ABNORMAL - Ref. .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine (T4): 8.5 NORMAL - Ref. 4.5 - 12.0 T Uptake 30.00...

  47. First Antibodies Test and New Labs - Hashis?
    ... - 4.2 T3 TOTAL: 1.80 ABNORMAL - Ref. .70 - 1.79 Thyroxine (T4): 8.5 NORMAL - Ref. 4.5 - 12.0 T Uptake 30.00...

  48. sick of feeling sick - please help!
    ... yet started treatment. He started my on 100mcg of thyroxine , which I don't really feel made much difference. ...
    ... the body goes so long without a basic element like thyroxine , and then suddenly gets it, it goes into a kind of ... has struggled and learned to function without the thyroxine and now it suddenly has a lot and it takes a while...

  49. Wrong tests?
    ... results (Thyroid panel with TSH) show is TSH = 1.6, Thyroxine (T4) = 6.0, T3 Uptake = 35, and Free Thyroxing Index...
    ... from the lab report: TSH = 1.6, range=0.35 to 5.5 Thyroxine (T4)=6.0, range=4.5-12.0 T3 uptake=35%, range=24-39 ... % Free Thyroxine Index=2.1, range=1.2-4.9 I mentioned that she has...
    ... from the lab report: TSH = 1.6, range=0.35 to 5.5 Thyroxine (T4)=6.0, range=4.5-12.0 T3 uptake=35%, range=24-39 ... % Free Thyroxine Index=2.1, range=1.2-4.9 I mentioned that she has...
    ... this is not a big surprise :) ) I thought the Free Thyroxine Index that his wife had done WAS the Free T4 ??...
    ... test. Free T4 is a direct measurement of the free thyroxine in the bloodstream. Free thyroxine index is a calculated...
    ... test. Free T4 is a direct measurement of the free thyroxine in the bloodstream. Free thyroxine index is a calculated...

  50. Regarding results
    ... three months they seem to have improved. 1996 free thyroxine 13.3 (9.1-23.8) March 99 thyroxine 8.5 (7.5- 21.1 ... ) Jan 02 Thyroxine 9.6 (7.5- 21.1) July 04 Thyroxine 10.2 (7.5-21.1) Thyroid Stimulating Sept 96...
    ... realize you had added a set of results. 1996 free thyroxine 13.3 (9.1-23.8) March 99 thyroxine 8.5 (7.5- 21.1 ... ) Jan 02 Thyroxine 9.6 (7.5- 21.1) July 04 Thyroxine 10.2 (7.5-21.1)The result from 1996 is for free thyroxine ... . Are the rest of them free thyroxine as well, or only "thyroxine". It's an important distinctio ... question, I'll venture a guess based on the 1996 free thyroxine result of 13.3. The vast majority of the population...
    ... me. I checked the results sheet they are all free thyroxine . So I still can have hypo thyroid because of the...
    ... me. I checked the results sheet they are all free thyroxine . So I still can have hypo thyroid because of the...

  51. I need some help with blood test results,Please
    ... thyroid.PTU is an antithyroid medicine to block the thyroxine from the thyroid. I think I need to stop taking it...

  52. TSH Guideline Confusion
    ... not convincingly show clear-cut benefit from early thyroxine therapy, routine T4 treatment for patients with TSH...

  53. Do I or Don't I have a thyroid problem?
    ... yet it profoundly affects all of our bodily cells. Thyroxine (T4) is the primary hormone secreted by the thyroid ... cells and affects almost all tissues of the body. Thyroxine itself is physiologically inactive, however. It has...

  54. My story and a Question
    ... 12.5 TSH, was 356 with a range of .4 to 4.00 Free Thyroxine .48 Range of .8-1.9 Also my Thyroglobulin Antibodies...
    ... 12.5 TSH, was 356 with a range of .4 to 4.00 Free Thyroxine .48 Range of .8-1.9 Also my Thyroglobulin Antibodies...

  55. Help with symptoms/test results
    ... and TSH. he said my T4 was low then and tried me on thyroxine , but it didnt make any difference and as he upped...

  56. Right Meds for Reverse T3?
    ... diagnosed with Hashi's in 2000. I started 100mcg of thyroxine (T4) in January this year. I was on it for approximately...

  57. My Son's Thyroid Test Results!
    ... 926 uIU/mL range of 0.370 - 6.000 Thyroxine (T4) was 7.0 ug/dL range was 4.5 -12.00 Triiodothy...

  58. Mega-low TSH + low T4. New med to blame?
    ... s book about contra-indications for Paroxetine and Thyroxine , but can find no other reference anywhere that Paroxetine...

  59. Update on new MD visit
    ... 0.85L (0.9-1.8) FREE T3 = 2.8 (2.3-4.2) THYROXINE T4 = 5.9 (4.5-10.9) TSH = 2.09 (0...

  60. 1st specialist appointment
    ... its kilin me, he sed it shud wear out in time as the thyroxine teks its course but ive bin on thyroxine 4 three months...

  61. Can someone help me with these new test results please?
    ... blood tests. On 6/29 T Uptake 34.2 (24 - 35) Thyroxine T4 5.2 (4.5 - 12.5) Free Thyromine Index 1.8 (1.1...

  62. Anti-tpo...other thyroid tests normal help!
    ... three months they seem to have improved. 1996 free thyroxine 13.3 (9.1-23.8) March 99 thyroxine 8.5 (7.5- 21 ... .1) Jan 02 Thyroxine 9.6 (7.5- 21.1) July 04 Thyroxine 10.2 (7.5-21...

  63. what do u do when u have tried everything
    ... For information : free Thyroxine 15 pmol/L (10 - 20) ...
    ... For information : free Thyroxine 15 pmol/L (10 - 20) ...
    ... hypothyroid, that the tests tell him nothing and put me on thyroxine . That was three weeks ago and I feel so much better...
    ... hypothyroid, that the tests tell him nothing and put me on thyroxine . That was three weeks ago and I feel so much better...

  64. I have a question.
    ... My heart was slowing down from not having enough thyroxine so it learned to beat harder to accomplish the task...

  65. Enlarged thyroid and "Normal" blood results????
    ... I have great difficulty swallowing. I have been on thyroxine for 4 months now to try to supress and shrink some...

  66. I see a lot of people are hypo........
    ... last blood tests showed im finally Hypo and im on Thyroxine now but i feel dreadful at the moment but hopefully...

  67. Miper and Sara F, Any advice
    ... question is What is the difference between Armour and Thyroxine As if i am thinking correctly (unusual for me) ... if i add in T3,,, i might be able to cut down my thyroxine as that has T3 and T4 in, so i might just needmy T3...
    ... Thyroxine is another name for T4, triiodothyronine is T3. Armour...

  68. Feeling Great 5 weeks after RAI!!
    ... supress my thyroid and gicve me a small amount of thyroxine to try and get a balance lm really nervous for tuesday...

  69. High blood pressure and thyroid
    ... blockers to protect my heart as the over production of thyroxine is making everything works faster and harder my kidneys...

  70. What is T3 and T4
    ... linked to receptors thyroid hormones tri-iodothyroine thyroxine t4 t3 and t4 travel round the blood stream linked...

  71. Can someone please comment on these test results?
    ... For information : free Thyroxine 15 pmol/L (10 - 20) ...
    ... 1 mU/L (0.40-4.00) ... For information : free Thyroxine 15 pmol/L (10 - 20) (on T4 15 - 30) free T3 4...

  72. Lab Results and Ranges - By Lisa Scott
    ... Hi Sarah F Thaanks for your reply,, yes i am on thyroxine at the moment,,,, But T3,,, i do not know much...

  73. Dr. Visit Tomorrow......
    ... other thyroid test listed on that paper was I think Thyroxine ? Or something like that? I am self pay so I will...

  74. The last 4 years of my life...
    ... 2.0 Triiodothyronine 0.9-2.7 9.59 Free T4 (Free Thyroxine ) 7.50-21.10 6/14/02 Thyroid Scan- Both lobes of...
    ... Total T3, it's of no use to you) 9.59 Free T4 (Free Thyroxine ) 7.50-21.10 (This should definitely be above 14.3...

  75. Hypothyroid - memory, anxious etc
    ... up .. Sara xx Hope this works for you. My thyroxine meds took a full 10months b4 I felt different. But...
    ... when she said that she thought I needed to reduce the thyroxine dose instead of upping it!!! We need to be able...


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