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Does Low Adrenal Affect Tsh
Does a low T3 (liothyronine) uptake with normal TSH and ft4 indicate adrenal insufficiency? Also had a borderline low am cortisol. On levo for total thyroidectomy.
Tsh .01 post partum thyroiditis, extremely symptomatic. Is this tsh extremely low? Endo wants to test for adrenal issues as well
Yes: Yes this is low but goes along with thyroiditis. Proceed with workup as instructed by your endocrinologist. The diagnosis needs to be made properly. Good luck. If it's thyroiditis, it will improve. Good luck. ...Read more
I am have symptoms of low thyroid and adrenal fatigue.My total t3-66.1, cortisol-22.13, tsh&ft4-normal.Dr. Says no tx.Should i see an endo/2nd opinion?
Discuss with doctor: Agreed with dr. Lewy-weiss. You should talk to your current doctor about your concerns to hear the reason why he/she made the recommendation that he/she did. This person knows ur symptoms and history best to make this determination. In general, a mildly elevated cortisol is "transient" and most likely will be normal the next time it's checked. Don't jump to treatment without knowing the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My TSH level came back 0.010. Does this mean my adrenal gland isnt working??? I've been on hydrocortisone for almost a year. Initially wasn't working but improved with hydrocortisone. Could my chronic pancreatitis affect the adrenal gland?
TSH and pancreas: Have no direct relationship with the adrenal glands! TSH is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce its hormones, your number is low though, meaning that your thyroid may be producing more hormones. Kindly discuss the results and your condition with your endocrinologist, wish you wellness ...Read more
I am starting to think my TSH level is due to adrenal fatigue and not being hypo. Do I really need the medication or should I get retested ?
Work: With your endocrinologist. May need more tests. ...Read more
Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?
No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Free T3 (liothyronine) is 4.71 and TSH 3rd generation
0.01 I already take bio-identical hormones, Armour Thyroid 90mg, cortisol 20mg for adrenals. what to do?
See Endocrinologist: I don't know why you are taking cortisol. If it is for "adrenal fatigue", that diagnosis is a fraud. Armour thyroid makes most people hyperthyroid, and your labs reflect that. Best you see a real endocrinologist who can help you sort out what you really need, versus what you've been sold. ...Read more
Have had papillary thyroid cancer and total thyroidectomy ~1 year ago. TSH all in range. Still feeling very fatigued, hard time focusing. Going to get ACTH and Cortisol checked thinking adrenals?
Would standard process adrenal supplements (drenatrophin pmg and adrenal desiccated) affect labs – cmp, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free t4?
Adrenal supplements: 46F asks about lab effects of adrenal supplements on CMP,TSH,FT3 and Free T4. This has likely never been studied as there is no regulation of adrenal supplements & makers can put anything in them until a bunch gets sick & reported to FDA. I would avoid these unless you need to waste money. I would also avoid a Dr who prescribes them. But need more information. Consult with me. ...Read more
What test could I do for my adrenal glands to rule out anxiety and panic attacks ? Or hormone testing besides tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4, antitpo ?
Anxiety and Panic: Anxiety and panic attacks are diagnosed through a detailed interview and history taking process, not specific laboratory tests. Also physical exams and diagnostic studies ruling out other conditions such as heart and lung complaints, thyroid function studies, etc are needed. Please see a psychiatrist plus your internist or family physician -- collaborative care is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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