T3 (liothyronine) 0.98, T4 8.79, TSH 1.24 told normal although endocrinologist said have nodules and thyroid looks stressed, prescribed low dose levothyroxine. Why?
Hashimotos. Additional testing for antibodies necessary. Presumptive diagnosis made.
Ask the doctor. 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, your lab test are normal and you should ask the doctor who prescribed the medication.
Hi, t3 (liothyronine) uptake: 32, t4 free 1.35, t4 11.8, FTI 3.8, TSH 2.050, im taking. 50 mcg levothyroxine. Hows my thyroid, gain 40 pounds last few years?
Not your thyroid. I can't say if you needed to be started on T4 without seeing your test results before treatment but your current tests show normal thyroid levels on your current dose. It is rare for an underactive thyroid to case weight gain and when it does, the thyroid is severely underactive and weight gain is no more than 5-10 lb. So your 40 lb weight gain is likely due to lifestyle not hormonal issues. Read more...