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What to do about hypothyroid diagnosis (tsh level over 100) meds are not working, what could come next?

What to do about hypothyroid diagnosis (tsh level over 100) meds are not working, what could come next?

Wrong Meds: You are probably being treated with Synthroid, (thyroxine) pure T4, and it is not converting to active T3 at the cellular level. Many thyroid resistant patient require pure sustained release T3 to notice any effect. You may also have AutoImmune Thyroiditis in which your immune system is attacking your thyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Hi My TSH level is 6.5 is this hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. is this normal?

Hi My TSH level is 6.5 is this hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. is this normal?

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

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Have hypothyroidism tsh. Level is 2.08 and bloods showed ck level raised. What do I do?

Have hypothyroidism tsh. Level is 2.08 and bloods showed ck level raised. What do I do?

Incomplete info: Your TSH is within normal limits. What was the actual level of ck? Why was this test done? Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroidism and TSH level help?

What to do about hypothyroidism and TSH level help?

Get treated: Hi. I don't want sound trite, but if you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, take the thyroid hormone replacement you've been prescribed to treat it! Your doctor will adjust your dose roughly every 6 weeks or so to get your TSH into a goal range (I usually use a goal TSH range of about 1-2). It's easy and works perfectly! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the target TSH level fir hypothyroidism with medication.

What is the target TSH level fir hypothyroidism with medication.

Normal level: We strive to reach a normal TSH when we treat a patient with hypothyroidism. Too much or too little thyroid replacement is not recommended. However there is some debate as to the desired TSH level which can be from 0.5 to 5.0 although currently an upper level of 3.0 is deemed more desirable. Consult a thyroidologist if you have further concern. ...Read more

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I have a high TSH level, but no symptoms of hypothyroidism? Why?

'Sub-clinical': Hello, probably on the basis of 'subclinical hypothyroidism'. Tsh is from the pituitary. The thyroid t3 (liothyronine) and T4 may still be in range. ...Read more

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Could a TSH level of 5.69 cause missed periods? Is the level considered hypothyroidism?

Could a TSH level of 5.69 cause missed periods?  Is the level considered hypothyroidism?

Yes: Depending on your laboratory's established levels of normal, this could indicate hypothyroidism and definitely can cause irregular periods and difficulty conceiving. See your gyn or pcp for treatment of the thyroid abnormality soon. ...Read more

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more