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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?

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?

Multiple issues that: You seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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Can you tell me what is a normal TSH fluctuation?

Can you tell me what is a normal TSH fluctuation?

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

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What's a normal TSH fluctuation? What can cause abnormal fluctuations?

What's a normal TSH fluctuation? What can cause abnormal fluctuations?

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

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Fluctuating TSH levels?

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 more

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What causes fluctuating tsh?

What causes fluctuating tsh?

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

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How come my TSH fluctuate so much?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. What have been the actual values? ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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TSH 2.3 - 2013 5.1 - 05/2016 7.3 - 06/2016 3.9 - 07/2016 FT4 is 12 and FT3 is 6.2 and 5.2. No antibodies. Why it would fluctuate this much? No meds.

Tsh: To a certain degree tsh does fluctuate. The labs I am familiar with have typical range 1 to 5. Are you having symptoms? I would recommend a book. Hypothyroidism The Unsuspected illiness by Dr Broda Barnes. Good source for explaining thyroid function and causes of dysfunction ...Read more

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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

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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 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

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Is a fluctuating of TSH level as sign of Hashimoto's when it ranges fro. 52 - 4.3?

Not diagnostic: It may indicate the presence of thyroiditis but a diagnosis of Hashimoto's needs some antibody studies to confirm its presence. I hope you are under the care of an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I take 125 Levothroxine: Can your TSH levels fluctuate when the pharmacy filled prescription changes the company that made the pills.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Hypothyroid patient for 10+ years. OnThyroxine tablet. TSH level is not stable and keeps fluctuating. Drug Dosage needs to be constantly adjusted.

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

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more