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  1. with a total thyroidectomy, is iodine intake a big issue?
    ... don't have a thyroid to assimilate iodine and create thyroxine , so am I missing something here??? I eat tuna and...
    ... don't have a thyroid to assimilate iodine and create thyroxine , so am I missing something here??? I eat tuna and...

  2. Help me understand my bloodwork results
    ... would appreciate it. Here is what the report says: Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S T4, Free Direct 1.09 ng/dl ...

  3. Racy Heart
    ... Hi liz.. Im using a transdermal compounded L - thyroxine w/o binders and fillers.. I want to switch to levothyroxine...

  4. atenolol
    ... hi everyone i am very woried because i am on thyroxine for underactive thyroid but i had a realy fast heartbeat ... so the doc put me on atenolol and levo thyroxine 25 mcg then i am up to 50 mcg i always thought you...

  5. Hashimotos and Pregnancy Question (long)
    ... months after the baby was born and had to double my thyroxine dose. I wish you well, and a happy and healthy...

  6. do things get better
    ... thing sorted out was to much i have went from 25 mcg thyroxine to 50 mcg and still feel like im dying its hard to...

  7. vitamin D and thyroid
    ... bit and now he is going to add the tiniest bit of Thyroxine . I'm to take half a tablet every monday, wednesday...

  8. Do you talk about your wows, or keep them in?
    ... then straight after the TT they put me on 100mcg thyroxine and it went crazy lol. Jenni....
    ... then straight after the TT they put me on 100mcg thyroxine and it went crazy lol. Jenni. Ok so your percentages...

  9. smoking
    ... just found out about 9 months ago she is on 75 mcg thyroxine and thats her to stay on the 75 she does seem a lot ... i feel worse when i go of them i am only at 50 mcg thyroxine just now the reason i am asking about the smoking ... stop again or wait till i am on the right dose of thyroxine but i have been told that the thyroid may show up...
    ... just found out about 9 months ago she is on 75 mcg thyroxine and thats her to stay on the 75 she does seem a lot ... i feel worse when i go of them i am only at 50 mcg thyroxine just now the reason i am asking about the smoking ... stop again or wait till i am on the right dose of thyroxine but i have been told that the thyroid may show up ... through but i found out the more you smoke the less thyroxine you need. So if you stop smoking you will need more...

  10. What to arm yourself with, when going to a doctor who says TSH is normal?
    ... removal of symptoms even) Are you on synthetic thyroxine , or natural like Armour? I'd prefer to be on Armour...
    ... complete removal of symptoms even) Are you on synthetic thyroxine , or natural like Armour? I'd prefer to be on Armour ... and spasms and the list goes on he did say to much thyroxine can cause muscle probs but with my symptoms he thinks...
    ... removal of symptoms even) Are you on synthetic thyroxine , or natural like Armour? I'd prefer to be on Armour ... him. Hi Guy i feel so much better on 100mcg of thyroxine and 20mcg of cytomel a day. Thyroxine alone just was...

  11. What is the lowest dose of thyroxine anybody here takes?

  12. Dry, sore eyes, fatigue, etc.... TSH level 3.5
    ... thyroid antibodies and such. If they won't give me a thyroxine treatment on the 22nd I will push to get the Free...
    ... after much bullying) I persuaded my GP to trial me on thyroxine , my TSH was 2.8, and I felt absolutely lousy. It...
    ... after much bullying) I persuaded my GP to trial me on thyroxine , my TSH was 2.8, and I felt absolutely lousy. It ... were a battle to get, if he'd just give me a trial of thyroxine to see if it has any effect then that would be the ... Do you have any advice on how to get this trial of thyroxine ?, I've been looking for information online to bring ... be much appreciated!, if I can just get a trial of thyroxine i can see if these problems relate to my thyroid,...

  13. need advice
    ... Armour for a year with no change so I was put on Thyroxine . I had bloodtests every 3 months and my meds were...

  14. Who Orders Their Own Ft3 Test Here In The UK?
    ... was fine but was still not well after three years on thyroxine and putting on 5 stone while jogging. The endo did ... Fatigue and M.E. so he put me on cytomel as well as the thyroxine i feel so much better. Hope this helps you....
    ... was fine but was still not well after three years on thyroxine and putting on 5 stone while jogging. The endo did ... Fatigue and M.E. so he put me on cytomel as well as the thyroxine i feel so much better. Hope this helps you. Sounds...

  15. Please help!!!
    ... Marilyn, sorry you are feeling so low. Your dose of thyroxine is still probably too low- I am ok on 150microgams...

  16. Lab question
    ... do, but mine retests ferretin, TSH, Free T3, Free Thyroxine , cortisol, ACTH and vitamin D. He used to also recheck...
    ... gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=292890[/url] a) The thyroxine -binding proteins were investigated in 23 cases of ... active thyrotoxicosis, all sera exhibited diminished thyroxine -binding prealbumin (TBPA) capacities. however, 17 ... TBG) capacities, as well as markedly elevated free thyroxine fractions. In contrast, six thyrotoxic sera had normal ... TBG capacities and normal or slightly elevated free thyroxine fractions. (c) In hypothyroidism, the TBPA capacities ... TBG capacities as well as markedly diminished free thyroxine fractions. In contrast, five hypothyroid sera had ... normal TBG capacities and normal or nearly normal free thyroxine fractions. (d) In thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism ... , the inverse correlation between free thyroxine fraction and TBG was much closer than that with TBPA ... TBG bore a significant inverse relation to the free thyroxine fraction. It is therefore suggested that in thyroid ... more important role than TBPA in determining the free thyroxine fraction. (e) The demonstrated variations in the ... sufficient to explain the abnormalities of the free thyroxine fractions in thyroid disease. Good luck with testing...

  17. Feeling anxious and unwell
    ... palpitations. I have always been very sensitive to thyroxine . (My FT4 before was 17.5, my TSH was 2:02, and...

  18. Should I get a second opinion w/ these lab results?
    ... mL 0.350-5.500 Thyroxine (T4)-9.3 ug/dl 4.5-12.0 ... % 24-39 Free Thyroxine Index 2.6 1.2-4.9 Triiodothyronino...
    ... outdated and worthless panel for diagnosis. Those thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) tests measure the total ... the T4 test to arrive at the completely useless free thyroxine index. The FTI is not a direct measurement of anything...

  19. Autoimmune thyroid and high Prolactin
    ... underactive thyroid. 4 months later I am on 150mg of thyroxine - facial swellings have gone down but get the odd...
    ... low and they couldn't understand as I was on 125 of thyroxine so they upped it to 150. Not sure what my readings...
    ... levels were fine and that she would not increase my thyroxine . However, the Endo took one look at the results and...

  20. Help Please!
    ... 12.0 range), T3 Uptake: 22 LOW(24-39 range), Free Thyroxine Index: 2.5 (1.2-4.9 range), T3: 243 HIGH (85-205 range...

  21. High TSH, normal free T3 & T4's, have many symptoms
    ... measuring thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine serum levels. Nine patients had chronic kidney disease ... stage 5. Subclinical hypothyroidism (normal serum free thyroxine concentrations along with elevated serum TSH levels...

  22. Does it matter that Dr. does not write ....
    ... things l want to check out... maybe intollerance to thyroxine or adrenalin issues.... I want to know lve suffered...

  23. Warning - Kidney failure
    ... that is awfull i haveny heard of carbimazole, i am on thyroxine i have heart problems and am awaiting test at the...

  24. need some help
    ... i was on 25 mcg thyroxine after 6 weeks it was upped to 50 mcg but still have...
    ... print them out for me that was when i was on 24mcg thyroxine ...
    ... doesn't settle down with a few dose changes, perhaps Thyroxine isn't the RIGHT med for you. When I first started ... Levo thyroxine [SIZE="1"](generic T4)[/SIZE] 2.5 years ago, it sent ... Levoxyl, I'm assuming that for whatever REASON, Levo thyroxine doesn't agree with my system...

  25. Frightened of the Op
    ... killed me,so i hope its worked.so far so good on 150mg thyroxine foxy...

  26. Hypo AND Hyper Symptoms?
    ... most recent), so it is definitely going down T-4 ( thyroxine ), total: 4.6 (4.5 - 12.5mcg/dL) T3, Free - 392...

  27. New to board with question
    ... with a reference range of 0.34-4.82 mU/ml. My T4 ( thyroxine ) is 10 (ref range 4.4-13.36ug/dl....
    ... with a reference range of 0.34-4.82 mU/ml. My T4 ( thyroxine ) is 10 (ref range 4.4-13.36ug/dl. Yes it is meaningful...

  28. Stiff Feet, Dry Eye, Low Energy, Stupid Doctors - Hashi's
    ... different here in Australia but I started on 100mcg of Thyroxine (Eutroxsig) and after every 3 months it was only increased...

  29. new to hypot and question about labs
    ... reason and you need supplementation. The T4 is Total thyroxine level. Thyroxine is the main hormone produced by...
    ... reason and you need supplementation. The T4 is Total thyroxine level. Thyroxine is the main hormone produced by...

  30. ?'s about unbalanced hormones and meds working
    ... 100) Free T4: 1.0 (Ref. Range: 0.7 to 1.8) Thyroxine Bind Glob.: 53 (Range 14 to 31) These were my...
    ... well below the optimal 50-80% of normal range. Thyroxine Bind Glob.: 53 (Range 14 to 31) AH HAH! Well this...

  31. will it ever get better
    ... i started on levo thyroxine 25 mcg 5 weeks later i am on 50 my tsh before i went ... serum free t4 was 14 i feel worse sinse starting the thyroxine feel as if i will never get better i thought when...
    ... the next test it was 9.4 t4 14 i was put on 25 mcg thyroxine i went back 2 weeks ago thats when i got the results...

  32. Is free triidothy the same as fT3-TEST RESULTS HELP???
    ... results mean? free triidothy 2.5 range (2.5-3.9) thyroxine , free 0.52 range (0.58-1.64) TSH 1.020 range (0.340...
    ... free triidothy 2.5 range (2.5-3.9) thyroxine , free 0.52 range (0.58-1.64) ************ The first...

  33. There are good docs out there - check out this letter from my new doc!
    ... antibodies should be ignored. We do not believe that thyroxine works for everybody. BUT We do believe that...

  34. Had another thyroid test
    ... over my results and I see something that says "Free Thyroxine Index" it says 2.3 and the range is 1.2 - 4.9. This...
    ... over my results and I see something that says "Free Thyroxine Index" it says 2.3 and the range is 1.2 - 4.9. This...

  35. Would thyroid med be risky?
    ... . it is just a qualitative measure of your actual thyroxine levels. it has an inherent 20% error by test...

  36. Confused again!!
    ... latest numbers TSH 2.5 (Range - 0.46-3.59) Free thyroxine 1.5 (Range HypoT ND-1.03 ... parT hormone and I got a verdict that I don't need thyroxine YET and the strongest reason for my state is bone...

  37. underactive thyroid
    ... 7.1 T3, Total 123.00 T3 uptake 34 Free Thyroxine 1.23 (ft4 index calc. 2.4 tsh, sensitive ... T4 free direct 0.9 TSH 0.745 T4 ( thyroxine ) 6.4 T3 uptake 34 Free Thyroxine Index 2...
    ... were done as a pair in order to arrive at the free thyroxine index, another bogus test that merely estimates the ... revealing of the tests you had is Ft4 direct (aka free thyroxine ). The 1.23 level before meds was only slightly low...
    ... 24-35 % Free Thyroxine 1.23 0.65-2.30 ... 26 10-232 ng/dl Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S T4, Free (direct) ... out the presence of subclinical hypothyroidism. Thyroxine (T4) 6.4 4 ... 34 24-39 % Free Thyroxine Index 2.2 1.2-4.9...

  38. Hyperthyroid - brand new poster
    ... TPOAb for Hashimoto's FIGHT for TSH 3rd gen, Free Thyroxine and Free T3 testing. A good t3 Uptake could be revealing...

  39. info
    ... Hi sharon i started on 25mcgs of thyroxine and went up to 50 in a month i am now on 75 and just...
    ... little weight in the last week could that be the thyroxine the labs are inglish i think they differ in other...
    ... little weight in the last week could that be the thyroxine the test was done in england...

  40. help understanding hypo lab results
    ... TSH 3.52 ("normal" range at lab .40 - 4.50 ha ha) Thyroxine -Free 0.9 (normal range 0.8 - 1.8) T4 Total 6.1 ...

  41. New Labs after 1 month on Tapazol
    ... results: TSH: 0.59 Range ( 0.34 - 5.60) Thyroxine Free 0.7 ( 0.6 - 1.1) T3 Free ...
    ... range, but you are low normal as Midwest states. Thyroxine Free 0.7 ( 0.6 - 1.1) This is 20% of normal range...

  42. any other help
    ... things i can do to make me feel better i am on 25 mg thyroxine and i am feeling worse...

  43. underactive thyroid and extremely underweight
    ... again. I've a naturally fast metabolism, that & taking Thyroxine (I take 200 of thyroxine one day then 175 the next...
    ... That's a pretty hefty dose of thyroxine for someone your size. My first gut reaction is that ... they test and what are the results? Why do you take thyroxine and how long have you been taking it? Shrinking...
    ... helpful too & took the time to check her own notes on thyroxine etc. Now all I can do is wait for all these results...

  44. Hurthle Cell Carcinoma - Need support to beat it!
    ... iodine diet for 2 weeks. My surgeon had put me on thyroxine 100mg after my op as he was 99% sure the tumour would...

  45. Question for the ladies and test results
    ... an Endo) ran some thyroid tests via a local lab: - Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct S T4 Free (Direct) 0.89 ng/dL (range ... 76) - TSH 10.759H uIU/mL (range 0.350 - 5.500) - Thyroxine (T4) 5.6 ug/dL (range 4.5 - 12.0) - T3 Uptake 34 ... % (range 24 - 39) - Free Thyroxine Index 1.9 (range 1.2 - 4.9) - Triiodothyronime, Free...

  46. Low Thyroid
    ... I'm On Thyroxine Tablets 3yrs But Last 4months Of This year I Cannot...

  47. How long between taking Thyroxine and Calcium?
    ... calcium carbonate as the interactive agent with the levo thyroxine . There may be much less of an issue with calcium ... I have a friend whos a pharmacist (who also takes thyroxine ) so I may ask him to do a bit of research :)...

  48. Percentages for Labs - how do you calculate and what should they be?
    ... been no dosage changes in this time - I'm on 125mcg thyroxine March 07 4.24 13 1.11 May 07 4.06 11 1...

  49. Considering Armour - but not really sure what it does??
    ... sure what its benefits are to just taking regular thyroxine ? I've posted a thread here which states my labs...
    ... Regular thyroxine contains only T4, which your body needs to convert...

  50. tickling down left side of body could it be thyroid problems
    ... is 5.3 not 53 i am hypothyroid and im on 75mcgs of thyroxine my tsh is 2.69 now and my ft4 is 15 and have had a...
    ... march my tsh was 53 and i started taking 100 of the thyroxine and started to feel alot better,then 8wks later felt...

  51. Labs over the last 12 months size TT - opinions please :)
    ... been no dosage changes in this time - I'm on 125mcg thyroxine March 07 4.24 13 1.11 May 07 4.06 11 1.03 Nov 07...
    ... balance my FT's even if I eventually had to add a little Thyroxine . If you don't want to switch, then I would want ... to lower my T4 [ Thyroxine ] and add some T3 only, Cytomel. I personally,...

  52. Is anybody else experiencing irregular periods, palpitations, due to their thyroid
    ... I am taking thyroxine 75mg and then 50mg alternate days it was upped to...
    ... [QUOTE=zez;3590255]I am taking thyroxine 75mg and then 50mg alternate days it was upped to...

  53. Hypo and digestive problems??
    ... tangerine in it. Yummy :) EDIT: And I'm going to up my thyroxine dose tomorrow (last time I upped my T3 dose) - have...

  54. I also found my old test results..I was told they were normal but I feel really bad!
    ... THYROID PANEL T-3 UPTAKE 28 RANGE 22-35% T-4 ( THYROXINE ), TOTAL 9.6 RANGE 4.5-12.5 mcg/dL Free T4 Index ...
    ... need to be at 50% minimum.. 60-80% is OPTIMAL. T-4 ( THYROXINE ), TOTAL 9.6 RANGE 4.5-12.5 mcg/dL This is an approximate...

  55. Labs- Please share your opinion
    ... proto types and carcinogens.. just active replacement thyroxine (T4) and/or triiodothyronine (T3). MG...

  56. Natural Approach-hypoT, anyone?
    ... and since then have been on various doses of Levo thyroxine . Literally every time I go in for my follow-up appt ... but if your body has lost the capacity to produce thyroxine and thus T3 and T2 and T1 so forth down the line....

  57. Tsh Levels
    ... The Second Came Back 9.7 That Was Before I Was Given Thyroxine Going From 6.9 To 9.7 t4 14 Does That Mean An Improvement ... So Can Anyone Give Me Some Insight I Was Put On The Thyroxine When My Ths Was 14...

  58. Thyroid Care and Concerns Around the World - Week 6!
    ... chapter 18 just below figure 18-17 it talks about thyroxine therapy after cancer has been found and thyroidectomy...
    ... Manganese) is then used to help convert Tyrosine into thyroxine . Thyroxine is also called T4. Iodine is an integral ... . too high and you will be driven hyperT. 3.Once Thyroxine is made, it goes to the liver(and Kidney's and other...

  59. Hypothyroid- mood swings???
    ... themselves after meds settle. currently started on 100 of thyroxine . I cant help you, can only sympathise with you and...

  60. Lab Results-need help interpreting
    ... means. Can anyone help explain? TSH 0.980 Free Thyroxine (FT4) 1.48 Free T3 2.6 I have been having...
    ... your body isn't lying to you something is off. Free Thyroxine (FT4) 1.48 (0.8-1.8) = 68% Free T3 (FT3) 2.6...

  61. I need advise about my thyroid
    ... abbreviation for the basic most stable thyroid hormone Thyroxine . The 4 comes from the fact that there are 4 iodines...

  62. can your thyroid meds cause anxiety??
    ... rebound affect its like a boomerang lol, i think my thyroxine dos'nt work well and my body dose not always like ... it because of my anemia maybe the thyroxine makes the anemia much worse??? i think i just had...

  63. Racy Heart
    ... that....mine went away within 3 weeks of starting on thyroxine . And yeah being hyper will do it for sure....hyper...

  64. Pls Help! Dosage,Thyroid Supression and Hormone Intolerance
    ... of an endo, due to significant intolerance to even thyroxine at a low level. Following this period of living hell...

  65. Had my TT last week and have questions.
    ... anxiety attacks at night. I was started on 100mg thyroxine . Some things the docs just dont tell you about.....

  66. New Thyroid lab results, need interpretation help
    ... 4-12.0) T3 uptake 30 (range is 24-39) Free Thyroxine index 2.3 ( range is 1.2-4.9) Triiodothyronine...
    ... This is at 85%. Humm.. that is above optimal. Free Thyroxine index 2.3 ( range is 1.2-4.9) This is not a FT4....

  67. Thyroid Care and Concerns Around the World - Week 5!
    ... Contraceptives: Estrogens tend to increase serum thyroxine -binding globulin (TBg), I miss my BCs *sniff* They ... be prepared to treat hypertension. Vasopressors: Thyroxine is known to increase the adrenergic effect of catecholamine...

  68. Can anyone help with an interpretation?
    ... 4.5-12.5 Free Thyroxine Index: 2.5 1.4-3.8 TSH High ... High Sensitivity: 2.50 normal range: .40-4.50 Thyroxine , Free, Direct: .93 reference range: .8-1.9 ...
    ... TSH High Sensitivity: 2.50 normal range: .40-4.50 Thyroxine , Free, Direct: .93 reference range: .8-1.9 => 0.13...

  69. The better I get the more antibodies I have?
    ... main metabolic T4 and T3 reference states: Serum thyroxine (T4) is entirely originated from the thyroid gland...

  70. Can you help understand Hyperthyroid results, please?
    ... the synthetic hormone you were refering to? Is that Thyroxine , like they give to hypos, or something else? I have...
    ... it cause I know I got to. Block and replace uses thyroxine . A lot of countries use it almost exclusively to...

  71. Finally a diagnosis, Rx of tapazole
    ... with out meds TSH L 0.13 range (0.27 – 4.20) Thyroxine Free 1.19NG/DL range (0.93 – 1.70) Free Triiodotothyro...

  72. Is my dr ordering the right tests
    ... for blood work, he only puts a check on my form for Thyroxine (T4 ) Can somebody explain to me what a TSH, 3rd...

  73. Wondering how Ozlady is and others????
    ... Hi Rach I have heard recently that the thyroxine meds in Australia will be sold in blister packs as...
    ... aussiejenni;3597231]Hi Rach I have heard recently that the thyroxine meds in Australia will be sold in blister packs as...

  74. joint pain anyone?
    ... they dont even know that iron interacts with the thyroxine and that its ok for a tsh to move form a 4 to ... mine all started when i was 30 but didn't have thyroxine till i was 35 36??? so i think that you are...

  75. Need a little input from the pros, please!!!
    ... First off.. Synthroid is a thyroxine replacement drug, T4. As long as you are converting...


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