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Do Tsh Levels Naturally Go Up And Down
Thyroid inflammation: Can cause variable TSH results. Tsh tests are very sensitive but often not real reproducible. Levels vary by time of day. Tsh is secreted in spurts and may vary depending upon when it's drawn. Plus some labs are better and more reliable than others. ...Read more
Error in testing: It is possible that one of the test results is in error. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!
No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more
I'm Radhika 24 yrs old my TSH level is 13.52 im not interested to take medicine how to decrease my TSH level naturally plzz give a better suggestion?
You may not be interested in taking medicine to correct your TSH but that is a must!
The clinical effects of a high TSH will be very troubling to you.
Treatment of high TSH is one pill a day and straightforward. It is not expensive. ...Read more
Shortly after starting levothyroxine, tsh came down to a normal level, then shot up to higher than it was before taking meds. Why would this happen?
Need dose adjustment: Check with your endocrinologist to see if a dose adjustment is necessary ...Read more
On methimazole 30mg/daily 2 months TSH got from 0.01 to 84, dr lower the dose to 15 mg. Will repeat test in 4 weeks shld levels got down with new dose?
23M hypothyroid. TSH levels down to <0.01 now. Should I stop/reduce meds (Euthyrox 50mcg)? Also, did I become hyper from hypo? Please advise.
I have high TSH 5.28 and 2 weeks down to 3.4 without meds? I'm also hypertensive and I have brugada syndrome. Why my TSH levels drop without meds?
There's always potential lab error. Morning determinations are generally most accurate. Tsh is secreted episodically and can vary from one time to the next, also, if you have had a recent bout of thyroiditis, your labs can vary over time. Did they draw any other thyroid tests like free t4?
Reheck you level in the future. ...Read more
I recently had a TSH test where my level was 4.86. I was pretty stressed and run-down at the time. Any chance it was a false positive as a result?
Not too abnormal:
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. Having said that, your TSH value while higher than normal does not mean that you have a disease or need treatment. Do discuss it with your doctor and you may opt to repeat the test.
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh ...Read more
3.1 Prolactin level? Pituitary Microadenoma TSH levels up and down, no other tests done. Is this level okay?
When my TSH levels came down to 2.6 frm 4.67, endo said I can try to conceive.12 days later TSH rose to 4.57.Any concern if I get pregnant this cycle?
Hypothyroid: You are mildly hypothyroid -- not major. But wait to conceive until you are stable x 2-3 months ...Read more
Diagnosed with small goitre having really struggles with reflux and swilling down properly. Tsh levels 1.1mu. Unable to loose weight even on hormones?
Small goiter: A small goiter should not cause swallowing problems or reflux issues. Your thyroid function appears normal. I don't think your inability to lose weight is related to your thyroid. Losing weight can be challenging. Also there are other conditions besides hypothyroidism which can make it difficult to lose weight. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Been dizzy especially when I bend down for a while now doc say my tsh levels low changed my thyroid dose. After wks of taking med can I still be dizzy?
If your changed thyroid dose did not help you for several weeks you need to go back to your doctor.
You should ask for a referral to an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can sub clinical hypothyroidism affect fertility? I have hashimoto's; TSH levels were up and down for years. Unable to get pregnant during that time.
TSH level: Most endocrinologist and fertility specialist will advocate for keeping TSH below 2 in women who have hashimoto's disease and desire pregnancy. Recent guidelines by the american thyroid association (ata) advocate for TSH between 0.1-2.5 for conception and first trimester. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi, I did not take my Eltroxin for over two years, thinking I can do the naturally. I had my thyroid checked and my TSH levels is 24. I am back on medication. Should I see a dietician. I recently gone of red meat. Eat limited chicken and fish?
My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Is it safe?
Yes, this is actually the current recommendation. The level of maternal thyroid hormone is important in early fetal development with some evidence suggesting impaired neurologic function if she were to get pregnant without sufficient hormone in her system. You can feel assured that this is safe and recommended.
Dr. S. ...Read more
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
Depends on lab, but: Depends alot on the lab you use: most run roughly from 0.3 to about 5.0. But - this is important - most endocrinologists now consider anything above (roughly) 2.0-2.5 to be elevated, meaning an under-active thyroid. See your doctor for more specifics. ...Read more
Over 99% of the tine the cause is hypothyroidism, which itself has many causes, as mentioned by Dr. Kaur.
I advise everyone with hypothyroidism to ask their doctor to test them for thyroiditis, as most will have this and treatment is a bit different from plain hypothyroidism.
Another cause can be a pituitary gland tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign. ...Read more
Various meds: Can do this. The most common are thyroid hormone (either T4 and/or t3), lithium, amiodarone, dopamine, levodopa, bromocriptine, glucocorticoids (>0.5 mg/day dexamethasone, 100 mg/day hydrocortisone), octreotide, amphetamines, Metoclopramide >1 mg/kg, iodinated contrast media. ...Read more
0.5 - 5.0: In general, people with no known thyroid conditions will have TSH values between 0.5 and 5.0. Each lab determines its own normal range, and the lower limit can range from 0.2 - 0.6, and the upper limit from 2.5 to 6.0. There are some doctors who feel that the upper limit of normal is too high and that treatment should be considered for anyone with symptoms and TSH over 2.5 to 3.0. ...Read more
Thyroid lab tests: Tsh levels decrease as the free thyroid hormone levels in the blood increase. So if you develop an overactive thyroid gland and produce excessive thyroid hormone your TSH level will drop low. The same can occur if you are taking a thyroid hormone supplement for hypothyroidism and are taking more than what your body needs. ...Read more
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