Doctor insights on:
Levels Of Tsh In Hypothyroidism
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
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 am 19 and recently got my TSH levels checked for hypothyroidism, but my results came back normal (1.29 mIU/L).This was shocking considering my symptoms and family history. What else could be going on?
Might be hypothyroid: A TSH of 1.29 does not rule out thyroid issues at all! Ask your Dr. to check thyroid antibodies, Free T3 (liothyronine) and Reverse T3 (liothyronine) or find one who understands (Integrative doc) See http://tinyurl.com/nrww2qg and http://tinyurl.com/6mcwvzy and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 But many other conditions can cause similar symptoms like nutrient deficiencies,food allergies,chronic infections like Lyme disease etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?
Not always: TSH is not always a reliable test, because it relies on what the pituitary thinks, but different tissues may have different sensitivity to thyroid hormone. In addition, some people make too much reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) which can block the action of T3 (liothyronine). Google "stop the thyroid madness" ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
May be worth at try.: This is likely a high normal or even slightly above-normal result wtih some assays. Ask your doctor for an anti-thyroid antibody level. If elevated, i would definitely recommend treatment. If not elevated, a low-dose trial of T4 for a few months (aim for TSH around 1.0) may still be a good idea if you are having hypothyroid symptoms. It can be discontinued later if symptoms do not improve. ...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
My TSH levels were normal and yet I have many of the signs of hypothyroidism, what else should I do/look into?
Normal: The definition of "normal" thyroid labs depending on the practitioner or supporting organization. Many endocrinologists use a "normal" TSH range of 0.3-3.0. Other use a more strict range of 0.5-2.0. Also consider non-thyroidal disease. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Hypothyroidism and normal tsh levels
- What are tsh levels for hypothyroidism?
- Hypothyroidism tsh levels range
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the normal tsh level for hypothyroidism?
- Tsh t3 and t4 levels in hypothyroidism
- What level of tsh is considered hypothyroidism?
- Low tsh levels with hypothyroidism symptoms
- Talk to a pathologist online for free