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If you want to: But it does not seem necessary to me take about 1000 iu of vit d 3 per 25 # of body wt per day ( ie so a 100 # person would take ~ 4000 iu /day) have your primary care doctor order a vit d level on you after ~ 3-5 months to see that you are getting enough you want a vit level >50 and. ...Read more
Having pcod. Doc advice to take metformin 2gms, l-arginine, myo-inositol, folate, (folic acid) vit D3 (3 months). Still irregular periods. Pls advise.
Reasonable: That regimen for pcos is reasonable. It may take longer for metformin to regulate periods. The addition of spironolactone, a pottasium sparing diuretic has been shown to increase the success at regulating periods in pcos. It also serves the dual function of decreasing water retention and blocking testosterone effect at the hair follicle, decreasing the hirsutism that can occur with pcos. ...Read more
Are estrog/prog levels low for day 9-10 of cycle? Estro 25.39pg/ml and prog 0.5ng/ml? Lh&fsh 14.2/6.6miu/ml. I have pcos. Is estro too low? Prog low?
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
TSH=0.04(0.4-4.5mIU/L)FreeT4=1.5(0.8-1.8ng/dL)FreeT3=2.5(2.3-4.2pg/mL). Have Hashimotos disease, on 112mcg Synthroid. why is tsh so low FT3/FT4 normal?
Any symptoms?: 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, just one parameter, in this case TSH, slightly out of whack is not a cause for alarm. You may watch and wait. If your clinical situation changes it may warrant repeating the tests. Wish you good health! ...Read more
Primary amenorrhea,FSH 4.7,prolactin 7.5,TSH 2.69,DHEA-S 231,A1C 5.9%,Estradiol 22, uterus(4.5x2.8x2cm),period on bcp, no other issue. can i conceive?
Have enlarged heterogeneous thyroid, TSH was normal.Suffering w/hypothyroid symptoms.Endocrinologist said "impossible" to be thyroid.Need 2nd opinion?
Prob normal: Remember, diseases cause symptoms, but having a variety of symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disease. If your testing was normal, then you need to look for another cause to your problems. However, make sure your lab was not only "normal", but appropriate for your age group, and those numbers may be slight different. Consider endocrinologist if desired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I might have pcos, will keto diet help? Fsh 5.5,LH 9.3,testosterone 68,shbg 16.6,dhea-s 508.4,serum dhea 589,estradiol 38.4,igf-1 132.
I have carcinoma thyroid undergo complrte surgery doctor advice me to take 175 mcg eltroxin but i take 100mcg eltroxin and 75mcg thyronorm any problem?
Follow your Dr: You should take the meds as directed by your doctor. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism.when iam pregnant THS become 17.consult adoctor&taking pills(thyroxin75-.it misscary. my thyroid is normal.Can i contnue d pills?
Needs attention: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and thyroid disease needs monitoring and treatment ESPECIALLY in PREGNancy. Thyroid replacment controlls the disease and the labs are normal. Stopping it makes everything get worse. Takes some time for stopping to have effect but it will ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estrogen high, estradial low, leut. Hormone low, FSH horomone low, testosterone low, progesterone low.. Should i be concerned about estrogen level @ 99?
Depends: If you are a woman on how old you are. Ask the doc who ordered the tests to interpret them for you. ...Read more
Ws hypothyroid with TSH 4.57 and ft4 1.2.With Synthroid (thyroxine) adjustments,nw my TSH is low=0.03 and fT4=2.3.Reduced Synthroid (thyroxine) dose nw.Can I try to conceive?
I have a hypothyroid my pathology -report-serum tsh. Findings-3.76 uiu/ml.Bio refer interval 0.27-4.2uiu/ml so how much thyroxine mg tab I should take?
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
Secondary amenorrhea: ok weight, no pcos, NT pregnant, high testosterone, no thyroid prob. Why? How to treat? Gynae said hi dose of contraceptive pil?
You have PCOS !: Based on your statement that you don't have pcos but have high testosterone is quite contradictory, as high testosterone in women with irregular menses is the very definition of pcos. Having said that, women with pcos do not need high estrogen, as pcos is a condition that affects ovulation (progesterone release) rather than estrogen production. Only in certain conditions that high estrogen is need. ...Read more
Okay to take b vitamins w be yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? I have low levels of b 12. Started taking b complex vitamin. But since be Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has b vitamins could this be toxic?
B-vit ↓ed odds toxic: Study the Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) pi: http://labeling.Bayerhealthcare.Com/html/products/pi/fhc/beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)_pi.Pdf. The b viatmins, water soluble, are generally the least likely to become toxic and Bayer reports only folate, not all the b vitamines, as present in beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate). Sudy: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/b_vitamins for more information. ...Read more
I'm on Levothy 100mcg-Liothy 50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to start taking:Tyrosine 500mg, iThroid 6.25mg,selenium 200mcg,zinc 30mg. Is this ok?
Weird stuff: I don't know what your doctor is treating, but I can say that these are very unusual treatments. The mineral supplements are probably harmless, although ineffective (and expensive; is your doctor selling them?); the levo/lioth combo is probably making you hyperthyroid, which will hurt you in the long run, and make you addicted to a daily thyroid rush. See a reputable endocrinologist. ...Read more
Endo just ordered T3 (liothyronine) today; Cortisol a.m.25.5(6.2-19.4); FSH 169.7(25.8-134.8)-is FSH diagnostic in a post oophorectomy patient?
It just confirms: what you already knew, that you've had your ovaries removed and your body is attempting to stimulate them, which is impossible to do since they're gone. It's a worthless test in you. ...Read more
I have PCOS. Estrogen is very low, high androgen. GYN not treating hormone levels. Joint problems, hirtuism. should hormones be regulated?
PCOS: It sounds plausible you may have PCOS if you have had hormone testing, BUT in most PCOS the estrogen is high, not low as you describe. There are other causes of elevated androgens that should be tested. If another problem is found, or if PCOS is confirmed then treatment should be given. Seek a second opinion. ...Read more