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Hyperthyroidism Vs Hypothyroidism Tsh Levels
Probably hypo: Hi. In all likelihood, you have subclinical hypothyroidism. It would help to know your free T4. There are VERY rare conditions (emphasis on VERY) due to either TSH-producing pituitary adenomas or mutations in the thyroid receptor where elevations in TSH are seen and the patient does not have subclinical hypothyroidism, but playing the odds, go with hypo. Checking TPO and Tg antibodies may help too ...Read more
I have hyperthyroid. I am taking neo-mercazole. The issue is while on medication i cross the TSH level and get hypothyroidism.How should I keep track?
Lower the dose: If you become hypothyroid on the pill, you need to decrease the dose until you are euthyroid again. Your doc should be able to do this for you. This is the art of medicine. If the pill is unable to do this, you might need to consider definitive treatment such as i-131 ablation... ...Read more
My T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels are 102.06 and 5.6 resp. and my TSH level is 6.23 Is this indicative of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?
Probably: Hi. It's probably early/mild hypothyroidism. Definitely NOT hyperthyroidism. And please ask your doc to drop using total T4 and T3 (liothyronine). Measure FREE T4 (and I'd say free T3 (liothyronine) too, but that's still debated among endo's). But your TSH is elevated, and you clearly don't have a pituitary thyrotroph adenoma or thyroid hormone resistance. You're early/mild hypothyroidism till proven otherwise. ...Read more
Is it possible to have symptoms of hypothyroidism with a TSH level of 6.1? I have a family history of both hypo and hyperthyroidism/graves disease.
My graves disease went into remmission. My TSH levels were TSH 5.93 t4.14 t4.85 t3125. Is it possible that i can go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?
Graves remission: Yes, graves can go into remission. One strategy is to treat with Methimazole for a while, and then see if there is a sustained remission. Other autoimmune diseases behave similarly. The remission may not last forever, however. You can get hyperthyroid again, or it can "burn out" and you can become hypo. See your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism: Imagine it this way. Tsh is a measure of how much your body is 'calling out' for thyroid hormone. If low, your body is saying it has more than enough circulating thyroid hormone (though there are some exceptions to this) a high TSH can be thought of as your body asking for more thyroid. The higher the tsh, the more your body may be in need of thyroid hormone. (there are exceptions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Graves disease: Your profile says graves disease, and you are taking Methimazole and/or ptu (propylthiouracil). Graves makes you hyperthyroid. The medications then suppress your thyroid, and can eventually oversuppress your thyroid to be hypo. Graves is tricky to treat, and you can get swings of thyroid function back/forth. You should be seeing someone who is familiar with graves (endocrinologist). ...Read more
I hav never had so much trouble with my tsh being out of balance and having intermittent hyperthyroid and hypothyroid. Been 6 weeks. Normal?
Need more info: I can't tell why you are having your thyroid tested so often except if you were recently started on thyroid hormone in which case your doctor is having trouble finding the correct dose for you. You might want to see an endocrinologist if you are not seeing one now to help you sort this out ...Read more
Dr my free T4 is 1.03 and TSH is 3.18 normal between .1 to 4.8 shown in result. I want to clarify i am having hypothyroid or hyperthyroid?
Neither: Hi. Maybe I'm missing yor point. You have a normal TSH and a normal free T4, and you're wondering if you're hypothyroid or hyperthyroid? You left out the correct answer...normal thyroid. Normal is normal. That sounds trite, doesn't it?! But true. Normal thyroid function is normal, not hypo, not hyper, but normal. If I'm missing the point, please clarify. Good luck! ...Read more
My wife's T4 value is 11.5 and TSH is 4.98 can u please suggest is it hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and medicine for same?
Hi. I um 30 weeks pregnant..At 24weeks i was diagnosed with 4.4 tsh.This is hyperthyroid or hypothyroid..It will effect my baby any way?
See your doctor: This TSH may be "normal" or high for nonpregnant women, depending on your lab's reference range, but it is high for a pregnant woman. High TSHs indicate lower-than-desired thyroid hormone levels or HYPOthyroidism. If you were already taking thyroid hormone, you need a slightly higher dose. If not on thyroid hormone, may not need to start - depends on any symptoms, and needs recheck soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T4 free 0.93, T3 (liothyronine) free 1.2, TSH 1.02 does this mean I have hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or is it normal.
Normal.: Thyroid values appear normal, but should be interpreted in the context of your symptoms and underlying disease process. They are just a snapshot. ...Read more
After Hypothyroid treatment tsh normal but weight loss and hyperthyroid symptoms. Starting time my physical condition weak, low weight. Is it reason?
Recommendation : You have to keep taking medication. Normal TsH show that dosage of your medicine is right. ...Read more
Why no doc doesnt want to give me treatment for hashimoto if my TSH is normal?and will hashimoto 100% develop into hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?
Hashimoto: thyroiditis is usually self limited if the TSH is normal it just is monitored. it could develop into hypothyroid and you should be checked routinely ...Read more
I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis. I have gone through the hyperthyroidism stage and now think I am in the normal stage but wondered how long before I see a change into the hypothyroidism stage. My T3 and T4 are in "normal" range but my TSH is ve
DeQuervain's?: This is a self-limited, common disease that generally self-cures and requires little or no treatment. I'm sorry you had to endure the unpleasantness of hyperthyroidism briefly; if your physician is agreeable, the best thing to do right now is let the thyroid regenerate itself under the gentle control of the extra tsh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed having subclinical hypothyroidism 2 years ago with TSH 3.0 and T-4 14. I started to take levothyroxine 0,05 mg daily. My TSH went to 0.01 but since I had relief in symptoms of fatique and no symptoms related to hyperthyroidism my doctor sa
Truncated.: Not sure the question. Looks like the end got chopped off. It is always a good idea to have thyroid tests repeated before committing to treatment. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound results showed hyperthyroidism but blood tests came back saying hypothyroidism TSH 11.4 antibodies teat also came back high?
Size v function: The ultrasound can only tell you the anatomy of the thyroid whereas the blood tests tell you how it functions. In your case, you have low thyroid function and probably an enlarged thyroid. ...Read more
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