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Dr. David Sneid
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What causes TSH level to go up and down?

What causes TSH level to go up and down?

Variations: In your level of thyroid hormone. Tsh is secreted in spurts, and sometimes the lab test can detect a peak one time and a valley the next, but it's usually a fairly reliable indicator. ...Read more

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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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What causes TSH level to go up and down without medication?

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

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Back in april, 12 i got my levels checked - TSH 3.24 & T3 was 2.8. But now my TSH is 2.57. Is that good that the TSH is going down some?

Back in april, 12 i got my levels checked - TSH 3.24 & T3 was 2.8. But now my TSH is 2.57. Is that good that the TSH is going down some?

Thyroid: In general, a TSH level that is less tha 4 is considered normal. The TSH is a measure of the hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce its hormone. A higher TSH means your body wnats more thyroid hormone. Your doctor should be able to explain all of your numbers. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Im 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?

Im 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?

TSH 13.52: 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

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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?

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?

Thyroid status: The Methimazole converted your overactive thyroid to an underactive one and made your TSH climb. Reducing your dose should bring the TSH into the normal level within 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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. info at http://www.webmd.com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh ...Read more

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I have high TSH 5.28 and 2 weeks down to 3.4 without meds? Im also hypertensive and I have brugada syndrome. Why my TSH levels drop without meds?

Various possibilitie: 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

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