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Hypothyroid And Hashimotos
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Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the brain and mimic multiple sclerosis; it's treatable but it needs to be suspected before the call can be made. Complications of hashimoto's are rare; you can read about them on your own, get seen fast if the goiter grows fast. ...Read more
Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.
Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low. Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more
Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism.
If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?
Subclinical : The positive TPO suggests autoimmune thyroid disease, but the normal TSH and FT4 suggests that it is not affecting you. Abnormal TSH/FT4 could occur in future, but it could be far into future. A positive TPO is typical of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but is also seen with Graves. Patients with Graves often have a positive TRAB (thyroid receptor antibody). Thyroglobulin is not helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
To some extent: If a goiter is due to primary hypothyroidism then levothyroxine allows TSH to come down thereby removing one source of goiter. However, patients with hashimoto's also have lymphocytic infiltration of the gland which contributes to goiter development also. That takes time to go down. We see this in patients with nl thyroid function also. Grave's antibodies stimulate thyroid growth mimicking tsh. ...Read more
We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have thyroid goiter and inflammation. No nodules. Feel lump in throat. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 75mcg for hashimotos. Can you have thyroid cancer with no nodules?
downs,systemic rheumatoid arthritis, anemia tsh t4 normal has thyriod antibodies hyperthyroid why
Autoimmune disorders: like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS). A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid: until proven otherwise with this history. If you have not had complete thyroid function testing (not just TSH but also T3, T4, REVERSE T3) in addition to repeat anti- thyroid antibodies you should forcefully request that these be done. You should also measure your axillary temperature before arising every day for one week and keep a record of it to show your doc. See your Mom's endo if GP resis ...Read more
Hashimoto's : Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune response against your thyroid. Armour thyroid is a prescription thyroid hormone mass from the extract of pig thyroid. I personally prescribe Armour often, including for patients with Hashimoto's. Talk to your doctor about other things you can do to improve your thyroid function and health. ...Read more
I m 24 and hypothyroid. Anti TPO test positive. I m struggling with fluctuating levels of TSH between hyper and hypo? My latest tsh-0.46 high ft4-1.53
Hashimoto's: Sounds like you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disease. The body attacks it's own thyroid resulting in high thryoid levels initially and low thyroid levels once the the thyroid is "burned out." Sounds like you are currently Euthyroid (in the middle range and ok) on medicine. Your situation and other meds are somewhat complex and might be best addressed with a call-in. ...Read more
Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling
Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more
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