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Tsh Level 40
After 2months of having my thyroid removed TSH level 40, taking t4175mg, getting fat.Shall i try to combine t4&t3, in which dosages?
Need higher dose: The high TSH shows that your thyroid level is still low. 175 mcg of T4 is a relatively high dose. Your are probably not absorbing the medication correctly. You must be sure to take it on an empty stomach, wait at least 40 min before eating, do not take it with any supplements or other meds. You should be on a brand-name thyroid, such as synthroid or tirosint, not generic. ...Read more
My TSH level is 4.0 but have reg periods not on any meds. Is it safe to try to conceive or is it harmful to the baby? Can I be on meds during pregn?
See Endocrinologist: If 4 is above the normal reference range for your lab, and your ft4 levels are normal, you may have 'subclinical hypothyroidism. An additional blood test to look for tpo antibodies may help your dr decide if treatment is necessary. Treatment would be levothyroxine, and at correct dose, does not harm baby. If you needed levothyroxine and did not take it, it can harm baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My TSH level is 4.0 but my T3 and T4 is normal. Do I still need meds? And can I be on it during pregnancy?
See Endocrinologist: There is emerging data to suggest we should consider treating subclinical hypothyroidism if you have tpo antibodies. It's still just new evidence, and a full discussion with your endocrinologist may be helpful, especially if you fall into category of tpo negative subclinical hypothyroidism- in that case, clinical judgement and your preferences will play a larger role. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was prescribed 125 mg levothyroxine by a ER dr. With a Tsh Level of 0.40 does that seem too high? (Total thyroidectomy w/parathyroid removal 11mos)
Get 2nd opinion: If the lab studies given are correct you should not need any supplemental thyroid therapy. If you have a low TSH it generally means that your thyroid is functioning at a high level. Factors to consider are why you had the thyroid removed, have you been on previous meds and has a T4, T3, and Free Thyroxine been done. Have you been having any symptoms, if not, seek a second opinion before starting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on 50mcg of levoxythyrine and my TSH level went from 1.28 to 3.40 in 4 months. What would cause this change ? It is usually around 1.2-1.4.
With a TSH level on 3/15 was .1 taken again on 4/17 the result was .40, my current doctor does not appear to be worried, should I be?
TSH: Tsh levels can fluctuate based on various factors. Are you taking medications such as levothroxine for hypothyroidism? If so, your second TSH result .40 is within the recommended target range. If you are not taking levothyroxine, your first result .1 is slightly on the lower side, you may have subclinical hyperthyroidism. So it would all depend on the context. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thyroid TSH value is 5.27 mlU/L . Normal range is mentioned as 0.4-4.0 mlU/L. Is it due to the higher TSH level i'm not able to conceive. Pls adv?
I have a TSH level of .37. I feel fatiqued a lot and also i gained 30-40 lbs within 2-3 months. Is this TSH level normal? 1 doctor told me it was under the normal range and the other told me otherwise.
Started with synthroid 25 mcg 40 days back. Can I check my TSH level now? It was 9.8 with T3 & T4 in normal levels before medication
Thyroid: It takes about 6 weeks to see changes in TSH after initiation or changes to supplementation. ...Read more
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