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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between thyroxine, thyrocalcitonin and triiodothyronine?
Yes: Thyroxine also known as T4 is the main product of the thyroid gland. Triiodothyronine or t3 (liothyronine) is also a product of the thyroid but most of it comes from the conversion of T4 in the human tissues by the enzyme deiodinase. T3 (liothyronine) is the active and most potent form of thyroid hormone. Thyrocalcitonin or just calcitonin is unrelated to the above two, comes from the c-cells, and affects the calcium level. ...Read more
Tsh went from 6.43 to 3.98 within a few months. T4 is 1.4, triiodothyronine 2.9 (2-4.4). Tpo ab went from 9 to 6 on the second test as well. Hashi's?
People with Hashimoto's can swing from hypo to hyper. There are other antibodies that can be tested, and reverse T3 (liothyronine) was not done.
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Does normal (1.01) "thyroxine (t4) free, direct, s, " normal (0.931) "tsh, " and low (67) "triiodothyronine (t3)" = Synthroid dose good? Or go up/down?
Triiodothyronine : 0.76 ng/ml; thyroxine : 5.27 ; thyroid stimulating hormone : 1.15. Is this normal?
Probably: In interpreting thyroid hormone levels, you have to consider several things: What is the clinical situation at the time of the lab draw- as stress, medications, even pregnancy can all effect the levels and what they should be. Every lab also has a slightly different 'normal' range depending on how they measure the hormone. Seeing the trend also helps - Are they stable, going up or down? ...Read more
On 2 grains of armour, r my new labs (tsh)ok Tsh. 006 (T4) 6 Uptake T3 (liothyronine) -27 Free T4 index- 1.6 Triiodothyronine, free, serum -3.4 (t4) free, direct- 1?
Missing info..: Also test for reverse T3 (liothyronine). Although with this incomplete information, it appears you may be a little overdosed, but hard to tell without the reverse T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more
Tsh=2.11/t3 uptake=30.3/free t3=3.3/thyroxine=9.2/triiodothyronine=102.4/ everything is normal. Why do I still feel extremely tired and irritable?
Reverse T3 (liothyronine): RT3 was not checked. A TSH of 2 is suspicious. More info on http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html ...Read more
On syn. 50 mcg labs are: TSH 4.45; rt3 23.3; T4 10.4; t3uptake 30; free T3 3.1; triiodothyronine T3 121. Increase synthroid (thyroxine)? Don't sleep, fast heart.
Tsh between 0.4 and 4.0
t4 4.5 to 11.2 micrigm per deciliter (mcg/dl)
t3 is100to200nanogram per deciliter (ngm/dl). ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more