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Hypothyroidism Fluctuating Tsh Level
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm Asian male with TSH level=11.5.Is there a chance of my complete cure from hypothyroidism or will i need to take medicine throughout life?Plz help
Hypothyroid: There is no cure for hypothyroid disease. All people in the world with an inactive thyroid are on medication for life. ...Read more
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
Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?
Normal TSH 0.45-4.5: Why is your pharmacist concerned? Tsh of 3 is normal. Of course, we're trained to treat the person, not just the numbers so many of us will prescribe enough medication to achieve TSH of 1-2. Tsh less than 0.45 increases risk for hyperthyroidism eg palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, bone loss, etc. Further testing depends upon your symptoms. Bottom line: talk to your doc who ordered test. ...Read more
My TSH level has been consistently rising from 1 to 6.43 over 3 years but my T4 level is 15. Can this be causing my hypothyroid symptoms?
I am diagnosed hypothyroidism with TSH level 516 and shooting to 1000 after 10 days. Now I am on 75 mcg levthyroxine .When TSH will come normal?
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