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What Caused My Tsh Levels To Be Higher
Can stress alone cause hashimoto hypothyroidism? Would periods of high stress cause higher TSH levels even while on levothyroxine?
No: Should see endocrinologist to run s thyroid test ...Read more
TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. Tsh level was higher and synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg. Still on same dosage. Would this cause fatigue?
Possibly.: The low TSH with associated normal free T4 and free T3, (liothyronine) suggests borderline hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) which can cause fatigue. However, one should seek a thorough medical exam prior to concluding that the symptom of fatigue is not due to some other problem. ...Read more
T3 (liothyronine) level was 3.5 t4 and tsh normal I did have fatty liver but enzymes are all normal now. I have an asd & atrial septal aneurysm what cause higher T3 (liothyronine)?
Yes, becuase...: A high TSH is considered a sign of hypothyroidism, in fact many specialists feel any TSH above 3 is cause for concern. The important question is your level of thyroid hormones (esp. Free t3) ; if you have any symptoms of hypothyroidism- see http://bit.Ly/14aneey if your levels are fine ; you have no symptoms you may not need treatment but this should be monitored as you are at risk- see comment:. ...Read more
Error in testing: It is possible that one of the test results is in error. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Thyroid inflammation: Can cause variable TSH results. Tsh tests are very sensitive but often not real reproducible. Levels vary by time of day. Tsh is secreted in spurts and may vary depending upon when it's drawn. Plus some labs are better and more reliable than others. ...Read more
What could cause a TSH to drop from 25 to 3.1 in less than 2 weeks. Doctors retested after worsening symptoms. Can TSH levels fluctuate that much?
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