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Tsh And Tachycardia
Hospitalized 3.3 K, tachycardia, fluctuations in glucose 100-368 quickly (non-diabetic), TSH High 10.8. My TSH is usually 1.2, glucose 60-120. Cause?
We need a lot:
more information to be helpful ..for example do you have an eating disorder?????
Why were you admitted?
Any prior history of low thyroid? Family History??
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Went to ER for tachycardia, high dbp and palpitations. Turned out TSH was 0.04. Had raiu done, 24 total was 5.6%. Does this signify hyperthyroidism?
Yes and no: Your sx and the low TSH are all consistent with hyperthyroidism. However, the low raiu indicates that your thyroid gland is not taking up iodine. This could be because of a recent large dose of iodine (such as with dye for ct scans), or an inflammation in the thyroid that caused thyroid hormone to be released, causing the sx and low TSH but not associated with ongoing excess hormone productio. ...Read more
3 years ago had TSH of 1.31 and high cholesterol. Now TSH is 0.50 and normal cholesterol. Have daily tachycardia, forceful heartbeat dizziness, off balance, 30 lbs weight loss, memory issues, muscle twitches... what could it be?
52 years male, diabetic and hypertensive having sudden weight loss, trembles, sweating, tachycardia,(T3 (liothyronine) & T4 raised TSH dec) what is Diag & treatment?
Hyperthyroidism: Hi. If you're hyperthyroid, I have to assume you've seen a doctor who ordered the thyroid labs. If that doctor isn't comfortable treating you, get a referral to one who is. Treatment, if needed (one type is self limited and goes away on its own) would either be radioactive iodine or an antithyroid medication (usually methimazole). Your doc may treat you with a beta-blocker to slow down your heart. ...Read more
8/11/14: TSH 0.608
8/20/14: TSH 0.502
T3 & T4 normal
Tachycardia, tremors, dizzy, now swollen glands in neck I believ. Thyroid issue?
My 16 year old son has been complaining of rapid heart beat and sudden sweats. His TSH was perfect but he had elevated thyroglobulin antibodies. What ?
Check Heart Also: If his thyroid function is normal, make sure that he is not suffering from intermittant tachycardia or rapid heartrate. This and other causes may occur. Continue seeing the doctor. ...Read more
My helathcare provider says that with graves I would have tachicardia. No tachicardia no graves. Is that true, because I have suddenly next to no TSH and hyperthyroid symptoms with hashimoto. Also inflamed thyroid like hashitoxicosis. Healthcare provider
Not necessarily: People with hyperthyroidism usually have tachycardia, but lack of this does not rule to hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto can go through hyper to normal to hypothyroidism. There are other blood tests to corroborate hyperthyroidism. Any lab result needs to interpreted in the clinical context and it would be prudent to discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Are you on thyroid replacement currently? Tsh can fluctuate if you are on the wrong kind of thyroid replacement, or you are not taking it regularly, or lab misinterpretation...Work closely with your doc or see a thyroid specialist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read more
Typically, once the TSH starts trending up, it means your own thyroid gland is not being capable of producing enough thyroid hormone and until treated with appropriate doses of hormone, it will continue to go up. The answer to your question depends on the time in between labs, weight gain or significant weight loss, etc etc.
Any other symptoms ? ...Read more
It's the opposite: The thyroid system is complex. Thyroid stimulating hormone is like the gas pedal for the thyroid gland. When TSH is high, it is your pituitary screaming for more thyroid hormone (t4) to be made - and vice-versa. With your TSH so high, it means your thyroid status (or med dose) is in the basement. It is either time to start thryoid replacement hormone by mouth or significantly increase your dose! ...Read more
Slippery slope: Perhaps you didn't notice b/c slippery slope phenomenon. Anything greater than 4.5 is abnormal but would you notice any difference at 5? Or 6? Or 7? Or 10? Or 20? Maybe it's been slowly declining over time. Like take stairs down high rise rather than elevator. Or may just be lab error. If you really aren't convinced enough to take medication, ask to repeat test. After all, we're here to treat you. ...Read more
Thyroid lab tests: Tsh levels decrease as the free thyroid hormone levels in the blood increase. So if you develop an overactive thyroid gland and produce excessive thyroid hormone your TSH level will drop low. The same can occur if you are taking a thyroid hormone supplement for hypothyroidism and are taking more than what your body needs. ...Read more
R u on medd?: If you are on medicines., make sure you take it on a fairly empty stomach. Make sure you are not taking it with soy based products as this may interfere with the medicine you are taking. ...Read more
It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial. ...Read more
Enough . . .: Just because something is "natural" doesn't make it better/safer. Poison oak/ivy are natural but I wouldn't want to touch them. With that said, there are a few studies suggesting that some people do better with combination T4 & T3 (liothyronine) but most will do fine w/"synthetic" thyroid. A shirt made of cotton is nice but new synthetic ones can wick away moisture better. Regardless follow your TSH every 6wks ...Read more