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What Does Low Tsh Level Mean
Need to look at T3: And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be confirmed with high levels of T3 and free t4. All lab tests need to be evaluated in the clinical context and it would be prudent to take up the issue with your doctor. ...Read more
Can taking too much Synthroid plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?
Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
More workup: Currently, it points to hyperthyroidism but you need to complete the work up to know for sure. At the very least, i would repeat the TSH along with the free hormones T4 and t3. If they also point to hyperthyroidism, then proceed further to find the exact cause for this. Tsh alone does not give you a complete picture. ...Read more
MY TSH level is 0.02 (Low?) and T4 is 0.66 (Low?) What does this mean. I have been on synthroid 50 MCG for hypothyroid for 3 months
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, given your TSH level you are on a sufficient dose of medication. Please do keep your follow-up appointments for monitoring the treatment. ...Read more
Can Lamotrigine (Lamictal) affect TSH levels?
Also, what do low TSH mean (if T3 and T4 are normal)?
Not alot: Thyroid interaction is not common with Lamictal, however as with all medications for each individual that can be a possibility. As to your low TSH that is usually a resonse to elevated T3, T4. Remember that there can be variations in your thyroid measurements from one time to another. How do you feel. Do you have thyoid symptoms: cold, tired, fatigued, skin or nail changes? ...Read more
Repeat: A one time elevation of a blood test should be verified. Your doc will likely repeat it and then do further tests of thyroid function. It may mean that your thyroid is not functioning properly, which can be due to hypothyroidism, which is a very common disease and easily treated. But other things can cause it and your doctor has more info on you: ask him/her. ...Read more
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