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My TSH levels are .29, My bilirubin is 1.4, and my iron is 187 My whole body all my joints ache. I have hypothyroidism and am taking levrothroxin 100?

My TSH levels are .29, My bilirubin is 1.4, and my iron is 187 My whole body all my joints ache. I have hypothyroidism and am taking levrothroxin 100?

Hypothyroidism: The reason of your joint pains is probably not hypothyroidism. The latter may be associated with other rheumatologic conditions. So, please see your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more


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I ahev hypothyroidism and my TSH is elevated to 12 and total bilirubin is 2.1. Are they related?

I ahev hypothyroidism and my TSH is elevated to 12 and total bilirubin is 2.1. Are they related?

Could be: You apparently are not taking replacement thyroid medication. Please see your doctor for evaluation of bilirubin elevation and a prescription and take the medication for about a month or two and then repeat the tests. ...Read more

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Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?

Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis.  TSH was 94+ at last check.  Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39.  EGFR 45.  Weight gain, blurry vision also.  Ideas?

See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.

We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.

Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.

Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism effect your cholesterol levels?

Can hypothyroidism effect your cholesterol levels?

Yes: This is the main controlling gland for metabolism in your body. Cholesterol is one of the main chemicals being metabolized. ...Read more

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Could androstenedione levels be high in hypothyroidism?

Could androstenedione levels be high in hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: With severe hypothyroidism, there could be changes in other hormones, and certainly it would be important to treat hypothyroidism. But there is not a significant relationship between thyroid and androstenedione. ...Read more

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How hypothyroidism could lead to elevated level of prolactin, ? A big thank

Complicated: Severe hypothyroidism can cause excessive trh to be released from the hypothalamus. Trh causes release of TSH but also prolactin release thereby raising your prolactin level. Treatment is to take care of the hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How to know it is level of hypothyroidism worth treating?

How to know it is level of hypothyroidism worth treating?

All levels.: Blood tests demonstrating hypothyroidism indicate treatment should be given no matter how mild it is. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?

I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?

Maybe zinc: Some alternative doctors ascribe proclivity of stretch mark development to low body levels of zinc. A safe zinc dose is regarded to be 50 mg of elemental zinc each day. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?

I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?

Yes,Subclinical: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3! too many docs are omitting t3.This is the active hormone!i if you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism:dry skin, dry hair, cold intolerance, low metabolism, difficulty losing weight, obesity, constipation... It is quite possible you have subclinical hypothyroidism and need treatment (not synthroid, (thyroxine) it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid , and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?

Unlikely: If no symptoms, it's actually within normal limits

if it's 5-6 hours after eating, and get shaky, nervous jittery, then can be earliest sign of pre-diabetes years from now. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause high uric acid levels?

Uric acid levels: Yes it can. It is due to decreased renal plasma flow and decreased irate excretion in hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant my age is 25?

I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant  my age is 25?

TSH?: You need to tell us what blood test was 0.098. If this was a TSH level, it implies that your thyroid level may be high. You should get a free t4, free t3, (liothyronine) and TSH level done. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, can a bio magnetic bracelet help increase my energy level.

I have hypothyroidism, can a bio magnetic bracelet help increase my energy level.

Bio-magnetic: No - it would not be good for you because you cannot control the bio-magnetic bracelet each and every day.
By now you should not have hypothyroidism if the doctor is giving you enough thyroid medicine.
There are many changes that can help your energy level. Best idea would be to go to the local training facility.

Please let me know if this works out. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated.
High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?

No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism fix itself? I havnt taken medication in two years (bad i no) but when i had blood work done my levels were normal

Can hypothyroidism fix itself? I havnt taken medication in two years (bad i no) but when i had blood work done my levels were normal

It depends: There are a few reasons for hypothyrodism. If it was due to a viral infection (thyroiditis) which means the thyroid gland gets inflamed, the function goes initially up, then down, then normal, then yes, usually after 2-3 months it resolves. If your thyroid function is normal on the blood test and you feel normal (no fatigue, lethargy, weight loss/gain, hair loss/gain, dry skin), then you're ok. ...Read more

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Hi there. I have hypothyroidism. My medication has finished. What blood tests do I need to get done so that i can check my levels for dosage?

Hi there. I have hypothyroidism. My medication has finished. What blood tests do I need to get done so that i can check my levels for dosage?

Hmmm....: Hypothyroidism means a one's body is not making enough natural thyroid hormone, which means she has to take thyroid pills to make up for what her body cannot produce. "My medication has finished" is an unclear statement, as it does not say which medication. One usually does not stop taking thyroid pills unless her thyroid gland starts normally making enough hormone, but that usually won't happen. ...Read more

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I've been treated for hypothyroidism for 10yrs. After relocating & stopping treatment, new dr says im now @ "normal" level. How is that possible?

Lab values: Most docs only look at lab values and not how person feels with those values. If he only checked a tsh, then there is more to thyroid optimization like ft4 and how you convert to ft3. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you fully test your thyroid levels to get to optimal health. For a layperson site got to www.Stopthethyroid madness.Com. ...Read more

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How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

Hypo symptoms: The symptoms should clear quickly, over a few weeks. If your thyroid levels are normal, then your fatigue is not thyroid related. Talk to you doctor about this, but you should probably not focus on the thyroid anymore. ...Read more

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Is there any clinical condition manifested as hypothyroidism even there's high thyriod level in plasma (assuming hormon receptor complex doesn't work)?

Yes, but rare: It has been described, but rarely. Also you can have an abnormality of thyroid binding globulin that can fool some, but not all, thyroid tests. Sometimes thyroid tests point in opposite directions for a period of time due to thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis). This is where you need to ask your doctor and maybe see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Your opinion is greatly appreciated... Basically...I feel like *#^@ almost all of the time. I know I have hypothyroid disease and regardless of the specialist I am referred to, they all say my levels are fine regardless for the dosage of levoxyl i'm on.

Your opinion is greatly appreciated... Basically...I feel like *#^@ almost all of the time.  I know I have hypothyroid disease and regardless of the specialist I am referred to, they all say my levels are fine regardless for the dosage of levoxyl i'm on.

Hello. : Hello. I cannot make any endocrine recommendations. However, it is clear from your description that you feel miserable, are short of breath, tired, lightheaded, hungry, gaining weight and you are having difficulty thinking clearly. When all appropriate evaluation and treatment has been provided from the standpoint of western medicine, consider adjunct treatment with medical acupuncture. Specifically energy moving protocols. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. There are many md's and do's practicing medical acupuncture in the us now. It may help to improve the quality of your life. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroidism - are my TSH and ft4 levels severe?

What to do if I have hypothyroidism - are my TSH and ft4 levels severe?

See your doctor: If your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone, you have Hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroid ism slows down your metabolism. You may feel tired, gain weight, have constipation and frequently feel cold.

You need to see your doctor. Hypothyroidism is easily and simply treated with medication. Treatment will probably make you feel much better. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more