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my thyroid levels were checked just recent and my tsh was 2.08 and my t4 was 14. could this be causing the anxiety feeling? what is protocol?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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TBG: Total T4 isn't a very useful test. Any female taking birth control pills, for example, could have an elevated T4 because thyroid binding globulin might increase. A free T4 would be much more helpful. With a normal tsh, it isn't likely that you're hyperthyroid. Elevations in thyroid hormone levels should suppress TSH in people with primary hyperthyroidism.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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