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6/13/12 10:07 P

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Thanks Mzzchief!
I need to keep track of all that you mentioned to really get the full picture. I do know that the last test on 3/6/12 , I was not fasting and my weight was the same. I'm thinking the next blood test I take I should try and do it fasting as well to keep it constant. I'm not taking Metaformin, and just had my glucose level tested, it was 83, within normal limits. I do need to write down my supplements, I'm always trying new things. I just started dandelion root extract, horsetail extract and nettle extract for my lipomas a couple of weeks ago.

So a summary:
6/12/12 Fasting, took 75 mcg Levothroid around 90 minutes before blood draw. Weight 166. Symptoms, feeling cold, fatigued, thinning hair.
TSH: 9.80
Free T4: 1.1
Triiodothyronine - true (T3) 111

3/6/12 Not fasting, took 75 mcg Levothroid around 10 hours before test. Weight 166. Symptoms, feeling cold, fatigued, memory problems, thinning hair.
TSH: 0.09
Free T4: 1.6
T3 not tested.

I need some sort of organizer, maybe keep a health journal with symptoms, supplements, weight, etc.

I'll go write down my supplements, it's a big list, I'll email them.

Thanks so much for your help!!!


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6/13/12 6:14 P

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hey Bella!

Okay, well the .09 TSH explains why your doctor doesn't have you on any more than 75 mcgs of thyroid med! LOL Clinically, that's hypERthyroid, girl!

If you are fasting and you've taken your thyroid medicine 90 minutes beforehand, then your FreeT4 should be at its peak. But that shouldn't effect your TSH. TSH usually takes anywhere from 4 - 10 weeks to change and remain constant... with 6-8 weeks being the usual time, so a bump up in your free Ts shouldn't make a 9 point difference.

Are you taking Metaformin by any chance, or are you diabetic?

Do you have your Free Ts from the time your TSH was .09?

Where you fasting when your TSH this time came in at 9.80?
When did you take your thyroid hormone pill this time?

I'd like to get answers to these questions before speculating, if that's okay!
Oh, and don't forget to write on all your labs:
1. when you took your meds,
2. time your blood was drawn
3. whether or not were fasting,
4 .how much you weigh,
5. any problems you're currently having,
6.supplements or other medications your taking,

on the back of your labwork so that you can place your lab results in context of your entire health profile for reference later. Over time you may start seeing patterns, especially if your TSH is all over the place!

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6/13/12 4:27 P

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never take meds then have blood drawn.....I take mine after testing actually. It will throw them off

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6/13/12 4:20 P

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I haven't heard back from my doc yet. But, what's interesting is that on 3/6/12 on the same levothroid dosage, my TSH was 0.09. I wonder what made it go out of whack? Could it be that I took my thyroid med about 90 minutes before the blood draw or that I was fasting? emoticon

Edited by: BELLA9999 at: 6/13/2012 (16:22)
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6/13/12 3:55 P

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O goodness gracious!
Purrz is dead on...

You need WAAY more thyroid hormone, girl!
Its possible that your doctor will want to raise it slowly, at 25mcg increments. But you're going toeentually need about double your current dose.... 150 mcgs in my estimation.

Now what did your doctor say?
THAT should be interesting!

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6/13/12 3:51 P

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You need more!!!

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6/13/12 1:45 P

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Hi all,

I just got my results in:

TSH: 9.80
Free T4: 1.1
T3: 111

I've been taking Levothroid 75 mcg for around 6 months. What do you think?

Bella

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt


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