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What Is The Bodys Effect Of Hypersecretion Of Tsh
Mild: Hi. You have subclinical hypothyroidism. That is to say you have mild (so far) damage to the thyroid gland that with a little extra "push" from the pituitary (slightly elevated TSH) is still able to keep T4 and T3 production in the normal range. Nevertheless, the damage to the thyroid (most likely autoimmune) will progress. You should be treated now. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnormal: Symptoms may include: fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation. Dry skin, unexplained weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, thinning hair, slowed heart rate, depression, impaired memory. Need brand name T4 replacement. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
My TSH level is 4.53 and I had numbness on the right side of my body last week followed by imbalance due to the same, is it because of the high tsh.?
Im tired constantly, no enrgy, gaining a lot of weight fast, bloatedand swelling all over body.If thyroid TSH is normal can it still be thyroid?Help me
Not very likely: If your TSH is normal it is not very likely that your thyroid is the cause. I would consult your doctor and explore other causes. Good luck. ...Read more
Body temp between 35.4 & 35.8, tired and gaining weight. Thought hypo but labs TSH 1.5, FT4 18.8 ? normal. Any thoughts ??
Gaining weight: 51F tired and gaining wt. Thyroid tests normal. Asks: Any thoughts? In general you gain weight when you take in more calories than u burn. Recommend you get an app called Loseit. Track daily calorie intake and calories burned with activities. Then set your calories In to 1,000 calories lower that what U burn and UR excess weight will melt. When at wt U want iberalize to stop weight loss. Cheers! ...Read more
Help me figure this out - i just want an answer to my question. Is it possible for a low thyroid (tsh 6.25) to cause my body to release adrenaline at?
Not likely: You have a mildly elevated tsh, which is consistent with mild hypothyroidism. However, you should also have a free T4 level done to see how abnormal the thyroid level is. Hypothyroidism is not associated with excess release of adrenalin. However symptoms of excess Adrenalin are common and can be due to multiple causes such as anxiety, stress, caffeine, other drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to have body aches because TSH 0.0006? I was over medicated and have cut dosage per Doctor 2 days ago. Can't figure why the aches. Thanks
Levothyroxine: Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/levothyroxine-side-effects.html which includes "pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck" as potential side effect of Levothyroxine. Keep checking TSH every 6wks until at least 2 values are stable. Review your medications w/your Family Doc to look for other causes of muscle aches. ...Read more
Could TSH 0.6 & ft4 0.9 & extreme fatigue/low body temp possibly suggest pituitary problems? More workup or seek other etiology?
Work up: Hopefully, you have been referred to an endocrinologist to discuss these laboratory results. Single values in a vacuum often do not tell the whole story, and the hypothalamic, pituitary, thyroid, end organ axis can have a number of reasons for these results. Best to discuss with the person who ordered the tests to get an appropriate referral and make sure you're up to speed with the plan. ...Read more
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