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Enough . . .: Just because something is "natural" doesn't make it better/safer. Poison oak/ivy are natural but I wouldn't want to touch them. With that said, there are a few studies suggesting that some people do better with combination T4 & T3 (liothyronine) but most will do fine w/"synthetic" thyroid. A shirt made of cotton is nice but new synthetic ones can wick away moisture better. Regardless follow your TSH every 6wks ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Total thyroidectomy sept 9th. Severe Hashimotos. Tsh is still 190. Increased medicine to 200mcg. Can't go any higher w/palp. What can cause ^ tsh?
I have hashimotos TSH 2.2 with tpo greater than 1300. I read when tpo is high, TSH should be around 1, if not then around 2. Is this accurate? Tired
No necessarily: Tsh will rise if the thyroid function is affected. Tpo can be extremely high and the thyroid function may remain normal for a long time. ...Read more
I hv hashimotos (tsh 2.71) and am on levo. Have ige>770. Other than parasites what are the other reason s for IgE to be high ?
Probably none: This ige level is considerably higher than most people's, but this does not by itself mean it will be linked to any disease, or that this information is useful. The hyper-ige immune syndromes have preposterously high values and i don't think you're in this range. If your personal physician isn't concerned, i would not be either; if you have helminth exposure, "ova-and-parasites" may be worth it. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hashimoto's. Tsh: sep 0, 16*(0, 3-4) now 0, 16*. Ft4 sep 21, 4(10-26) now 14, 4. T3 sep 2, 47(1, 2-2, 8). Ft3 now 4, 9(3, 3-6, 1).Sep 150mcg euthyrox, now 100mcg euthyrox & 10mcg liothyronine. Why is my TSH low?
Likely too much meds: It appears you've been over medicated and that your thyroid is at a high level of function for you. Even if the thyroid levels are in normal range, they are still very robust and just came down from much higher levels. It would take time for an adjustment to affect all levels and so these can be why TSH is low. If it persists, another visit to your doctor may be needed to lower meds. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Goiter: If you are not taking sufficient amount of exogenous thyroxine, it will raise your tsh. Tsh may cause the thyroid tissue to enlarge, ie create a goiter and that may give a feeling of lump in the throat. See your doctor to ensure that you are taking a sufficient amount of oral thyroid replacement. ...Read more
Does the following blood results suggest hypothyroidism? Hashimoto's? TSH: 3.38 FT4 1.63 ng/dl. Can starting m.vitamin with 150mcg iodine increase tsh
Breathing great, dr told me 2 wean off Alvesco (ciclesonide) inhaler. 3 days off & asthma coming back. I have Hashimotos, TSH .3 now. Some anxiety + GERD too.
Go back on it: Unless you have mostly avoided the allergen triggers or the asthma was triggered by a viral infection, the recurrence of asthma should be expected once off of a controller drug.- think of it as insulin for diabetes. If you want to reduce the drug intake, consider an allergy consult: to identify the triggers and perhaps a course of allergy shots to modify the disease in a long term basis. ...Read more