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Bulimia And Fluctuating Tsh
Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?
Unclear question: Depending on the laboratory, the values may vary. See this site for more information on this topic. The normal values are about 0.5 to 5.0, give or take. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm. ...Read more
Prob normal: The Tsh fluctuates within the normal range all the time. Sometimes thyroid inflammation leads to abnormal fluctuations which usually resolve on their own. As long as the tsh is fluctuating within the norml range that is normal. If it REMAINS out of range then that is abnormal. ...Read more
What could cause a TSH to drop from 25 to 3.1 in less than 2 weeks. Doctors retested after worsening symptoms. Can TSH levels fluctuate that much?
Depends: Are you on thyroid replacement currently? Tsh can fluctuate if you are on the wrong kind of thyroid replacement, or you are not taking it regularly, or lab misinterpretation...Work closely with your doc or see a thyroid specialist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UNCLEAR ETIOLOGY: Typically, once the TSH starts trending up, it means your own thyroid gland is not being capable of producing enough thyroid hormone and until treated with appropriate doses of hormone, it will continue to go up. The answer to your question depends on the time in between labs, weight gain or significant weight loss, etc etc. Any other symptoms? ...Read more
Would wt. Loss of 20lbs cause TSH to change from 1.34 to 2.52 in 2 months? Want to loose 20 more. Will it keep fluctuating? My Dr. Knows.125mcg@ 6day
Maybe..: A lot of things can cause the TSH to fluctuate such as stress...maybe the weight loss is causing a physical stress changing the TSH. Main thing is that it's still in normal range which is good. Continue to live a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and losing weight if needed to reach a healthy BMI 19-25... Follow your TSH with your doctor regularly. Take your Levo on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Does t4 and tsh levels fluctuate? My t4 free is 1.0 (0.9-1.8ng/dl) and tsh is 0.88 (0.35-5.5) 1 month ago they were t4, 1.4 and tsh, 1.06
They will fluctuate.: The thyroid gland responds to whatever may be going on physiologically in the body, and as such these numbers may vary a bit day to day, or even hour to hour. As long as these variations are within the limits of normal, then you're likely to be OK. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got elevated TSH after mycoplasma pneunomia. The values fluctuate up and down (4-7) anti-TPO negative. Why?
Mild abnormality: A TSH of between 4 and 7 means that your thyroid function may be slightly low. You may not have any symptoms related to this. Despite the negative tpo antibody, the most common cause is still autoimmune thyroid disease. You should continue to have your level checked. If the TSH goes above 12, it likely will be time to start thyroid hormone. With symptoms, one would start treatment earlier. ...Read more
Tsh 2.3 one week ago but today is 4.9.I never took thyroid meds. I know it can fluctuate but just slightly. Why this difference? 6 months ago was 0.90
TSH: TSH is a pituitary hormone that is part of a negative feedback loop. When you have too much thyroid hormone, your levels go down; too little, and TSH levels go up. With your TSH values going up, your thyroid function is going down. There are some additional tests to possibly explain why. Your doctor can do these tests and figure it out. You may need treatment with thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more
I take 125 Levothroxine: Can your TSH levels fluctuate when the pharmacy filled prescription changes the company that made the pills.
Yes: There can be slight variation in your thyroid medication as the manufacturer changes. It is important to try an stay with the same manufacturer. It is very important to keep your physician informed about how you feel and to monitor your thyroid function. ...Read more
Tsh 3-8.75 last 3 years (fluctuating)-hypo sympt. Prolactin a bit high. Serum am cortisol norm but free urin. Low. Saliv cort 4pt flat low. Indications?
Hormone measurements: You have had a lot of hormones tested, but all seem more/less normal. If the TSH is high, the prolactin can often be slightly high too. If hypothyroid, treating with levothyroxine normalizes both. Adrenals sound fine, but the next test would be an acth stim test (but I don't think you need it if the am cort was really normal). Maybe your sx are not due to hormones at all. Something else? ...Read more
I m 24 and hypothyroid. Anti TPO test positive. I m struggling with fluctuating levels of TSH between hyper and hypo? My latest tsh-0.46 high ft4-1.53
Hashimoto's: Sounds like you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disease. The body attacks it's own thyroid resulting in high thryoid levels initially and low thyroid levels once the the thyroid is "burned out." Sounds like you are currently Euthyroid (in the middle range and ok) on medicine. Your situation and other meds are somewhat complex and might be best addressed with a call-in. ...Read more
I have goiter with bilateral nodules. Look fine on US. Numerous TSH, FT3/4 tests ok. V high antibodies. Is it normal for goiter size to fluctuate?
Hashimoto's: Thyroiditis. It may fluctuate in size slightly in women ...Read more
Hypothyroid patient for 10+ years. OnThyroxine tablet. TSH level is not stable and keeps fluctuating. Drug Dosage needs to be constantly adjusted.
The range: And NORMAL variability of TSH actual levels and MEASUREMENTS make constant adjustment of the dosage of thyroid replacement difficult at best and probably not indicated! Based upon 3-6 MONTH testing the dosage should be adjusted and remain at that level until the next testing!!! Thyroid replacement is NOT like IJNSULIN. .....My Opinion Only HOPE it is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
Tsh ft3 ft4 all normal. Never took thyroid meds. Tsh is fluctuating alot and have tpo ab 42 (range <35), tgo ab (130 now 0).any chance to not develop hypo?
Can't predict: As long as TSH fluctation in normal range, no conern :) could also become hyperthyroid, but can't predict this either ...Read more