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  1. Lab Results - Need Dr in Memphis
    ... lab results are: TSH .728 (range .250 - 5.50) Thyroxine 12.3 high (range 4.5 - 12.0) T3 Uptake 29 (range ... 24 - 39) Free Thyroxine Index 3.6 ( range 1.2 - 4.9) Triiodothyronine 139...
    ... range .250 - 5.50) - Almost optimal.. trending hyperT Thyroxine 12.3 high (range 4.5 - 12.0) - 100+% This is hyperT...

  2. tingling...follow up.
    ... FT4 is the measurement of thyroxine in your body. The way to raise it if the thyroid ... productive as we need or dead/gone is to add synthroid/levo thyroxine . Which is thyroxine in a pill. Ferrous sulfate is...

  3. Need with Lab and ultrasound results
    ... 0.021L uIU/mL; Limits 0.35 - 5.5 Thyroxine (T4) 8.6 ug/dL; Limits 4.5 ... 28; Limits 24 - 39 Free Thyroxine Index 2.4; Limits 1.2 - 4.9 Thyroid...
    ... hyperT you would expect high values of FT4 and FT3. Thyroxine (T4) 8.6 ug/dL; Limits 4.5 - 12.0 Optimal T4 adn ... and can be biased by diet and medications. Free Thyroxine Index 2.4; Limits 1.2 - 4.9 This is another way to...

  4. Thyroid panel
    ... last test results were as follows TSH 2.774 uIU/ml Thyroxine (T4) 6.0ug/dl T3 Uptake 33% Free Thyroxine Index...

  5. ttc with underactive thyroid
    ... fsh and absent periods. I was then put on 50mg thyroxine and my periods have since returned. I have had another ... now shows my TSH as been 6.6 and my FSH as been 7 my thyroxine has been increased to 75mg and I am to have another...

  6. Will medication shut off my partially working thyroid???
    ... range .35 - 5.5 T4 7.7 range 4.5 - 12.0 Free Thyroxine index 2.4 range 1.2 - 4.9 T3 1.33 range...

  7. Synthroid
    ... Melatonin Tryptophan derivative Pineal gland Thyroxine (T4) Tyrosine derivative Thyroid Gland* Calcitonin ... and melanin. The real name for Synthroid is levo thyroxine sodium, and it works as a protein, not a steroid: ... The sodium salt of levo thyroxine , a synthetic levoisomer of thyroxine (T4) that is ... produced by the thyroid gland. In peripheral tissues, levo thyroxine is deiodinated by 5'-deiodinase to form triiodothyronine...

  8. Will Synthroid affect my thyroid antibodies test results?
    ... I think that thyroxine (and selenium, by the way) lowers TPO antibodies,...

  9. TSH-8.30 - Normal Free T4/T3 -what does this mean?
    ... psychiatrist's office, and she said she could just give me Thyroxine but she would recommend I see my GP first. So I agreed...

  10. New blood work, what do you think?
    ... I just looked at my labs again for Oct and it was Thyroxine Free that was 1.0 ( 0.6 - 1.1) and Tsh 0.03 (0.34...
    ... Thyroxine Free that was 1.0 ( 0.6 - 1.1)Just double-checking...

  11. Endo Stopped Thyroid Meds for 6 weeks & Testing Adrenals - Anyone Else? Advice!!!
    ... Christmas, I gave up on the Armour and switched back to thyroxine , at 44mcg, but ended up going down to 22mcg, and even...

  12. tsh levels
    ... moment and thyroid slightly under active, i do take thyroxine 150 daily. just a bit worried at the moment as my...
    ... I was taking iron tablet at same time as thyroxine but have now stopped taking this since blood test ... to refer me back to endroconologist. if i reduce my thyroxine slightly, the results are massive, she thinks im very...
    ... Iron will depreciate the absorption of the thyroxine by 50%.. which would feel like 75 mcgs to you...
    ... for this, they said even if i had been taking no thyroxine at all then the first result would not have gone up...

  13. TSH Levels - Is this hypo? Do I need treatment?
    ... This time my TSH was 4.10 (range of .35 - 5.5) Thyroxine (T4) was 6.6 (range 4.5-12.0) T 3 was 26 (range ... 24-39) and Free Thyroxine Index was 1.7 (range 1.2 - 4.9) I still feel...

  14. boring eye pain and swollen eyelid with hypothyroid
    ... be diagnosed as having hypothyroid, but I can't get thyroxine through him sadly. SO i'm taking thyroid supplements...

  15. Slightly high T4, slightly low T3, slightly low TSH... Umm?
    ... any thyroid meds. My GP doesn't want to prescribe thyroxine with these values (and I don't blame him at all)....

  16. Anyone take apple cider vinegar on thyroxine please?
    ... thanks for the reply :) l dont really want to change my thyroxine time maybe l should have the a.c.v on a night? Would...

  17. New results - please help interpret!
    ... optimised so they're going to keep me on 175mcg of thyroxine for the next three months to see what happens. ...

  18. Please look at new test results
    ... what to do. TSH: 0.668 LIMITS 0.350-5.500 THYROXINE (T4): 7.7 LIMITS 4.5-12.0 T3 UPTAKE: 38 LIMITS ... 24-39 FREE THYROXINE INDEX: 2.9 LIMITS 1.2-4.9 T4, FREE (DIRECT): ...

  19. Why would my TSH go up when my dose is increased?
    ... supplements? If not, doing that will make sure that the thyroxine is absorbed properly. The dose looks pretty high to...
    ... could interact or reduce the effectiveness of the thyroxine ? Im so confused, this seems really strange....

  20. flashing lights in vision
    ... pixels - v. weird. Every time I have an increase in my thyroxine these seem to clear up for a couple of weeks until...

  21. Low ferritin
    ... me that blood tests show that I am taking too much thyroxine and I am now hyper (have been here before and I certainly...
    ... me that blood tests show that I am taking too much thyroxine and I am now hyper (have been here before and I certainly...

  22. Hyper?
    ... and what a ride it's been! Have gone from 75mcg of Thyroxine to 175mcg since June 2007 when I had my TT. The latest...

  23. New Lab Results
    ... attached to it. :) TSH: 0.668 Limits0.350-5.500 Thyroxine (T4): 7.7 Limits 4.5-12.0 T3 Uptake: 38 Limits ... 24-39 Free Thyroxine Index: 2.9 Limits 1.2-4.9 T4, Free (Direct): 1...

  24. thyroid readings
    ... 82 ab 0.34 -5.60 t3 uptake 38.3 ab 32.0-48.4 thyroxine 7.4 ab 6.1-12.2 FTI 7.1 ab 5.9-13.1 i do not understand...
    ... within that range, so it's normal, too. But, your thyroxine and FTI are too low to be optimal. You need a dose...
    ... heal your Thyroid either? Also what exactly is you Thyroxine and FTI??...
    ... diagnosed 20 years ago, your gland is pretty much dead. Thyroxine is T4, the main hormone that a thyroid gland produces ... ingredient of your Synthroid. Measuring the blood level of thyroxine should give an MD a good way to optimize a patient ... about that. Since your MD doesn't seem to know that thyroxine is more important than TSH, you may not be taking...
    ... your readings. As I said in my first response, the thyroxine and FTI are low, meaning that you could use a dose ... level... But that's not the most important level. The thyroxine (T4) is, as well as T3 - which he hasn't even measured...

  25. suddenly hyperthyroid and confused
    ... time. My most recent labs were TSH >0.01 with a free thyroxine of 1.8. I am curious as to why now if the levels are...
    ... My most recent labs were TSH >0.01 with a free thyroxine of 1.8. I am curious as to why now if the levels...

  26. quitting the fags
    ... any input on giving up smoking while already on thyroxine ???? i o ly smoked 3 4 aday??? very gratefull...
    ... the evil weed! Would you mind me asking what dose of Thyroxine you are on? Me and my hubby have taken the plunge ... feel okay (give it time!). I'm currently on 175mcg of Thyroxine (trying to get to my "optimal" level after a TT in...

  27. Latest lab results.....
    ... the FT4 goes above 19 will I have to reduce the thyroxine again? Any comments would be greatly appreciated...
    ... in iron/ferritin. Is this because of taking more thyroxine than I am used to yet, or is it just a coincidence...

  28. got new blood work - I got the results on all the thyroid #'s.
    ... TSH: 0.668 Limits 0.350-5.500 Thyroxine (t4): 7.7 Limits 4.5-12.0 T3 Uptake: ... 38 Limits 24-39 Free Thyroxine Index: 2.9 Limits 1.2-4.9 T4, Free Direct: 1.39...

  29. Going it alone?
    ... diagnosed 8 years ago. I currently take 200mcg of levo thyroxine (generic because that's all you get here). For ... the results came back to my gp as ok, but to reduce thyroxine back to 200mcg. Meanwhile a week after seeing the...

  30. Resistance to thyroid hormone
    ... To be thorough, they should do a TT4, TT3, Free Thyroxine Index, FT4, FT3, TBG and third generation TSH. A...

  31. help please with blood result levels
    ... august tsh .9 (.4 - 4) ft4 19 ( 10.3 - 25) thyroxine dose 62.5mcg, still having problems so endo said up...

  32. muscle aches and exhaustion even with treatment?
    ... I improved to a certain degree with thyroxine treatment, but after a while I realized I still had ... discoved was that I was low on freeT3. So, 100mcg of levo thyroxine was really too much for me t4 wise, but supported...

  33. TSH high..T's Normal?
    ... my test results: TSH= 5.320 range .350-5.500 Thyroxine (t4) 7.6 range 4.5-12.0 T4, free (direct) 1.53 range...

  34. Am I now Hyper? Help with New Lab Results
    ... following labs results--- tsh-0.818 range .350-5.500 thyroxine (t4) Free, Direct 1.75 range 0.61 -1.76 thyroxine...
    ... accepted gaussian curve of 0.3-3.0 (since 2002). thyroxine (t4) Free, Direct 1.75 range 0.61 -1.76 You are a ... normal range, i.e. (1.185 - 1.472) is optimal thyroxine (t4) 10.5 range 4.5-12.0 This value is just wasted...

  35. new here
    ... results. not much to go on. It says, and I quote, Thyroxine (T4) Free, direct, s, 1.01 Then there is something...
    ... :D You got the FT4 and its range there. Thyroxine (T4) Free, direct, s, 1.01 range -> 0.61-1.75 ng/dl...

  36. underactivethyroid & very underweight --HELP
    ... must have a fast metabolism and being on 200mgs of thyroxine per day obviously speeds things up quite a bit. I...
    ... trouble keeping my levels on track so my doses of thyroxine fluctuate "frustrating as"!! colesterol is ok Doc...

  37. New lab results today. . .
    ... not really what my Dr. considers optimal though. Thyroxine (T4) 8.8 Normal levels 4.5-12.0 Free T3 ...

  38. indigestion
    ... from indigestion if they have to change the dose of thyroxine they are taking? joy...

  39. The depression is overwhelming!
    ... there. I had some success with my depression on levo thyroxine , but to keep the mood undercontrol, I had to be overmedicat ... when I altered or cut the thyroid medications (both thyroxine and armour at different times.) [secretly, I had hoped ... serotinin) and seroquel in combination with my levo thyroxine (for hypo) and what I had read on the role of thyroid...

  40. Test Results and Ferritin Question
    ... uptake 34.6 (25-36) Total T4 12.7 (4.5-12.0) Free Thyroxine Index 4.4 (1.4-3.7) My endo wants to lower my T4...

  41. My Test Results.. need help
    ... from my most recent tests. TSH, sensitive- 8.0 Thyroxine , Free- 0.9 TPO Antibodies- 859.5 Any other things...
    ... mean everything is ok - you have high antibodies. Thyroxine , Free means FT4....
    ... " Thyroxine " is T4. So you did have your free T4 measured, and...

  42. Question about thyriod and adrenal ...what is the connection
    ... Free T3 reference range 2.0-9.0 pmol/l Serum Free Thyroxine 9-24pmol/l...
    ... Free T3 reference range 2.0-9.0 pmol/l Serum Free Thyroxine 9-24pmol/l Thank you, I am still confused.......

  43. subacute thyroiditis
    ... adjustment.....i would crash further.......i tried thyroxine armour and T3 and NEVER ever want to do that again...

  44. Another 1,000 questions on what to expect next!
    ... everyone, I now have my results back after being on thyroxine for 4 weeks and you were all right I was over medicated...

  45. Urgent!! Calcium Issue Questions Please.
    ... anything about havign a thyroidectomy been put on thyroxine and having an undiagnosed adrenalin issue please l...

  46. can synthroid possibly stop your monthly period when going on a higher dosage?
    ... here and your post caught my eye.. im on 200mg if thyroxine and have had slight periods because of this,.. i think...
    ... periods are more regular and heavier since taking thyroxine ; seems to be sending my hormones crazy. Though it...

  47. Had Endo appt. Started Armour. QUESTIONS??? Help please!
    ... three weeks. I had trouble switching over from thyroxine and had to start on a low dose, because i was sensitive ... go straight on to it, some overlap and reduce the thyroxine as the armour is increased. Also, some people start ... Magenta"]part of the problem was that i had too much thyroxine still in my system ( since the T4 has a half life ... it took a while to work up while going down on the thyroxine . Anyway, after thinking I was giving it up on ... changes in my body and mood that I never achieved with thyroxine only. It is worth the effort!. :) Finally, ... effects - something that won't generally happen with thyroxine . But, palpiations, sweating etc, all will pass eventually...
    ... originally suggested a 15 mg dose be added to my 88 mcg of thyroxine to see how i felt and if I could tolerate it. I was ... originally on 100 mgc of thyroxine . Felt fine and she decided to switch me over to all ... since now I see I was probably overmedicated on the thyroxine - but I see now I was trying to compensate for the ... reduced my armour to 1/2 a 15 mg pill and dropped the thyroxine altogether. This went fine for a while until I could ... major brain fog . I therefore added half my original thyroxine (44 mcg). Felt better mentally. I got up to 45 mg ... armour and dropped the 44 mcg thyroxine . For a period of weeks, I thought I would not make ... drugs. I have a greater feeling of well-being that my thyroxine never provided me with. I have enough energy now to ... how you felt previously not like your old self on thyroxine alone is real too. I doubted all my symptoms at one...

  48. Joint and muscular pain.
    ... TSH lowers. Can this be a side effect of the thyroxine itself? I feel like an old woman. Has anyone...

  49. PLEASE HELP-Dr. just called said birth cntrol might be causing issues-MORE TESTS ORD.
    ... REFLEX T-4, FREE T-3, TOTAL * T-3 UPTAKE * T-4 ( THYROXINE ), TOTAL * T-4 (THYROXINE), FREE OK so I had the...
    ... The free T4 you want is the one called "T-4 ( THYROXINE ), FREE". The "TSH with reflex" means that they...
    ... Midwest, OK I DO see a T-4 ( THYROXINE ), FREE on this sheet but not a T-3 FREE. Umm, I guess...

  50. Ohh I could just cry...
    ... to complain / vent:) I started taking 100mcg of thyroxine on the 20th of Oct. I know it takes a while to...

  51. Midwest-Help-Death Warmed Over
    ... i went back on them and it was worse on the thyroxine than being ill with the disease???????????/ i felt...

  52. midwest1 or anyone - what do you think?
    ... on are in (). Thanks. TSH - 3.34 (0.34 - 5.6) Thyroxine - 7.2 (6.1 - 12.2) T3 Uptake - 40.2 (32 - 48.4) ...

  53. What treatment do I need?
    ... need to feel better, is getting him to perscribe me thyroxine the answer? all help appreciated to help me persuade...

  54. Questions re: antibodies/immunoglobulins
    ... 11.6 (4.5-12.0) T3 Uptake 31 (24-39) Free Thyroxine Index 3.6 (1.2-4.9) TPO Ab <10 (0-34) Antithyroglo ... bulin Ab <20 (0-40) Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct 1.19 (0.61-1.76) TSI 297...

  55. On Levox : Tsh is lower and LDL is elevated?
    ... TSH .12 range .34 - 5.60 Thyroxine free .7 range .6 - 1.6 after 2 months of levox ... this TSH .03 range .34 - 5.6 Thyroxine free 1.0 range .6- 1.6 LDL Cholesterol 114...

  56. Posting Ranges for those trying to be helpful, thank you.
    ... COLOR="DarkRed"]Total T4 (or perhaps it says "total thyroxine ") [COLOR="DarkRed"]1.33 [5-12 ยต/dL][/CENTER] There...

  57. Update
    ... on any thyroid med. 1/31/06 TSH .56 (.40-4.0), Thyroxine Total 12.7 (5.0-10.8). 3/10/06 Thyroxine Total ... Total 1.84 (.60-1.81) FTI 3.6 (1.4-4.2) 6/5/06 Thyroxine Total 17.2 (5.0-10.8) TSH .21 (.40-4.0) T3 Resin...

  58. please help whats happened to my levels?
    ... he was happy with these but asked me to put up my thyroxine as i was still having symptoms. as i am very sensitive...

  59. newbie that needs some advice...please!
    ... 00) Free T4 was 9.9 I've started taking 100mcg Thyroxine a day and I'm feeling "hung over" in the mornings...
    ... Could this be caused by too much or too little thyroxine medication? The rash I have on my forearm is still...
    ... re-tested the levels and started me on 100mcg of thyroxine . I'm not sure if hyopT could cause these other symptoms...

  60. how long does thyroxine stay in the body
    ... Thank you very much for responding, I ran out of my thyroxine 5 days ago and couldn't get to my doctor however, ... and as it is I feel as though I am not taking enough thyroxine , I am on 100mcg and 150mcg every other day. I asked...

  61. Does Any One Get Diagnosed In The Uk
    ... Endo so he referred me on. I'm currently on 125mcg thyroxine - started on 75mcg - and still no joy. I hope he does...
    ... Well As Thyroid So Gave Me Liothyronine To Add To My Thyroxine . G.ps Do Not Know That Much About Thyroid Disease...

  62. T-4 normal now/Tsh Lower than ever
    ... Levo I tested at: week my tsh .10 (0.34 โ€“ 5.60) Thyroxine free .7 (.6 โ€“ 1.6) Uric Acid 3.2 (2.6 โ€“ 6.0...

  63. On the wrong meds....
    ... Cosmo20, I think we need clarification here. Levo thyroxine Sodium is the generic name for the synthetic version ... of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4). There are many BRAND names: Levoxyl (King Pharmaceut ... name brands may differ slightly in the amount of levo thyroxine they contain, the absorption into the body and the ... throughout the body. In other words, 37.5mcg of generic levo thyroxine MAY NOT have the same effect as one of the other brands...

  64. HELP! (sorry...long)
    ... 50) T4 7.9 (4.5-12) T3 Uptake 27 (24-39) Free Thyroxine Index 2.1 (1.2-4.9) T4, Free (Direct) 1.00 (.61 ... T4 11.6 (4.5-12.0) T3 Uptake 31 (24-39) Free Thyroxine Index 3.6 (1.2-4.9) T4 Free (direct) 1.19 (.61...

  65. Hoarsness
    ... Hi Louie, I just started on thyroxine a month ago and one of my first symptoms was a hoarse...

  66. Daily Shut Down / Now Tsh 0.8 ( Was 150 ) - T4 17 ? Is This Normal ?
    ... following symptoms: Adverse reactions associated with levo thyroxine therapy are primarily those of hyperthyroidism due ... have been reported rarely with the institution of levo thyroxine therapy. Inadequate levothyroxine dosage will produce ... serum sickness and wheezing. Hypersensitivity to levo thyroxine itself is not known to occur. There are a huge ... list of drug interactions as well with thyroxine .. steming from iodine to things with soy and minerals ... Interactions: Consumption of certain foods affect levo thyroxine absorption thereby necessitating adjustments in dosing ... fiber may bind and decrease the absorption of levo thyroxine sodium from the GI tract. Certain mineral supplements...

  67. Low T3 and Low TSH
    ... about a year now and have made my GPs increase my thyroxine dose up from 100 to 150 a day over the last year....

  68. Has no one faced this ?
    ... I was just diagnosed with Hashi's and have been on thyroxine for about 4 wks. I have numbness and tingling in my ... she said that would not be necessary and to take the thyroxine and hopefully these numbness symptoms would be cleared...

  69. Is there a connection between thyroid disorders and high blood pressure?
    ... reasoning skills. Pregnant women who are under producing thyroxine (T4) are, therefore, at risk of having children with ... inability of the maternal thyroid to produce enough thyroxine for fetal brain development is an inadequate supply ... shown that many of women will need to increase their thyroxine replacement as much as 50 percent in the first trimester ... suggesting that early gestational low maternal circulating thyroxine concentrations adversely affect neonatal and child...

  70. Tsh Levels and symptoms
    ... the pituitary gland to signal the thyroid to make Thyroxine . I think it is the thyroxine that makes a person ... bad. Usually, if the thyroid is not making enough thyroxine --lethargic, weight gain, ect. (hypothyroid), the pituitary ... of TSH, signalling the thyroid to try and make more thyroxine (so TSH level is high). When thyroxine is high because ... (making TSH level low) to try and bring down ones thyroxine level. You can pester your doctor and get a Thyroxine...

  71. thyroid
    ... problem since 1996 present dosage : THYROXINE SODIUM 25mcg place of living : india...
    ... problem since 1996 present dosage : THYROXINE SODIUM 25mcg place of living : india...

  72. Update
    ... equal to half a grain. Armour Thyroid contains both thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3) extracted from the...

  73. Have lost my zest for living.
    ... thyroidectomy and struggle with finding the right dose of thyroxine for me. Perhaps you could have some more labs done...

  74. confused!!!!
    ... things: * Intermittent / poor compliance with thyroxine * Thyroid hormone resistance * Preliminary...

  75. need help interpreting bloodwork
    ... as to what it means: T-3 uptake: 18 (low) T-4 ( Thyroxine ), Total: 14.7 (high) Free T4 Index (T7): 2.6 (normal...


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