(Closed) Some good news from the Dr.

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@thumpurr:  Sorry if I misunderstood, but is it your TSH levels that test high while T3 and/or T4 test low? TSH and T3/T4 operate on a negative feedback mechanism. Basically when there are low circulating levels of T3/T4 from the thyroid gland (as in hypothyroidism), the anterior pituitary releases more TSH to compensate. I’m also curious how many times your levels were tested. Hormone levels can fluctuate throughout the month. Also, are your changes recent and have you been stressed lately? Just wondering since last year I got super super stressed and had hyperthyroid symptoms, which went away on their own after the stress subsided. My TSH levels tested all over the place; sometimes they were high (indicating hypothyroid) and sometimes low (hyperthyroid). But my T3 and T4 were generally normal.

It’s awesome though that you’re on the road to treating your symptoms! Are you on Cytomel? Synthroid?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you tell us your TSH and T4 levels? And did they do an antibody test? I mean, you can certainly try taking a low dose of thyroid replacement for a few months and see if it helps, it probably won’t do any harm. That said, it probably won’t help you if you don’t have any thyroid deficiencies. I guess your doctor is thinking that you are thyroid insensitive (like insulin insensitive in people with type 2 diabetes). I’m not really sure if that can happen, but it’s a theory. 

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