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Tsh Levels High
My wife had blood tested for thyroid found TSH level high 7.38uiu/ml so please suggest me what to do.?
Easily treated: An elevated frequently means that your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone. This is called Hypothyroidism. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) rises in an attempt to signal your Thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone. You may want to have it checked again to be sure. But Hypothyroidsism is easily treated with medication. ...Read more
My Tsh levels were high (around 6) last month and I started taking levothyroxin(50mcg) from nov 3. Yesterday I found out I'm pregnant. Is my baby ok?
Baby: If you are taking the correct dose of levothyroxin you should have no reason to worry about baby. There will be plenty of doctors and nurses to take care of things. PS: I have just returned from a trip to my daughter and husband and really enjoyed my 9 year old twins whose combined birthweight was 4 pounds. You will have much enjoyment with your own baby. Relax and enjoy! ...Read more
My TSH Level is high 9.5 but T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels are within normal range.. I am taking thyroxine 50 mcg. Do u recommend change imn dosage?
Hypothyroidism: once you are on Levothyroxine , there is no point in checking your T3 (liothyronine) or T4 levels. You should see your doctor and probably you need to take a higher dose keeping with your TSH levels. Your TSH needs to be checked 2-4 weeks after dose adjustment. Please do not increase it on your own and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I am having extreme fatigue and i did blood test and my TSH level was high (8.6) ! but thyroid hormones are normal (t3 (liothyronine) T4 ) ! what is causing fatigue?
Further testing: The fatigue may be still be related to the thyroid. You should have a full thyroid panel which would include total and free T4 and t3, (liothyronine) rt3 and fti as well as thyroid autoantibodies. There can be defects in conversion from inactive to active hormone or an autoimmune process may be active. If that is the case treatment may include some hormone replacement but also addressing the immune system. ...Read more
Thyroid condition: I understand your concern. Thyroid stimulating hormone( tsh) blood test is done to determine if thyroid gland is normal, hypoactive, or hyperactive. Tsh of 3.41 is within normal limits as per diagnostic lab services of hawaii. Please see your physician for diagnosis of thyroid condition, including tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4; and treatment as necessary. ...Read more
I had endometrial cancer 13 years ago I am now 64 years old and my doctor said my TSH level was slightly high at 4 55 he now wants to put me on the m?
53 forgetful unsteady gait and shakes . TSH levels r slightly high and all cholesterol levels r high vit B /D low, CT showed atropy white matter chg?
B12: Needs to be maintained above 550 for at least 6 months before one would expect to see any recovery from the sensory ataxia (balance issues) I recommend use of methcyanocobalmine or sublingual B12. Memory problems take a while to recover as well. low Vit D is thought to cause dementia as will hypothyroidism www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
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