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Why Would A Euthyroid Person Always Feel Cold
48 y.o. f. Last few weeks, i come indoors from the freezing cold & I'm BROILING. Euthyroid w/multinodule goiter. Related? Haven't sono'd in 2 yrs. TY
I have been diagnosed with sick euthyroid. What tests should I ask to have ran to see the cause of my sick euthyroid?
See Endocrinologist: Sick euthyroid occurs in people with significant other illnesses. "significant" means renal failure, sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel, etc. The "other illness" is usually obvious, not subtle. The change in thyroid hormones is a way for the body to slow down while you recover. Not sure how this "diagnosis" was made but you should see a board certified endocrinologist. ...Read more
Incorrect term?: "sick euthyroid" refers to a syndrome in which thyroid levels (t4, t3) appear low, but it is due to having a severe underlying medical disorder. People with this are usually very ill (as in an icu). The person is not truly hypothyroid, and treatment with thyroid hormone is not indicated (and can be harmful). Constipation is a very common symptom associated with numerous disorders. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with "sick euthyroid" by an endocrinologist. When can I expect my levels to normalize? What can I do to treat it?
Sick euthyroid: The only way "sick euthyroid" gets better is by correcting the underlying illness that is making you "sick". Then the TSH elevates temporarily and the process reverses itself. ...Read more
Different labs: Typical nti findings are T4 level within the reference range, low t3 (liothyronine) level, slightly reduced or reference range level of tsh, elevated rt3 (liothyronine) level, and a free T4 level that is within the reference range or is elevated. In hypothyroidism the TSH will be elevated and the freet4 and or t3 (liothyronine) levels will be low. ...Read more
My thyroid function tests show I'm euthyroid,orbital usg is normal. Could it be myasthenia gravis?
The problem?: Hi. You haven't told us much. It sounds like someone might have thought you had Graves' disease, and ruled that out. Myasthenia gravis (MG), another autoimmune disease, has vision problems as a prominent feature. MG is just about as rare as hen's teeth, however. There are easy tests for MG. Good luck! ...Read more
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