Was told to stop taking levothyroxine for 6 weeks, now blood work reads t3/2.8 t4/0.98 and tsh/5.5. Today I got call to start right away 50mcg again.

Your TSH is high. Hi Myrna, Your TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone, is high, which means that you have an under active thyroid gland. TSH levels are the most sensitive in diagnosing low thyroid. TSH is produced in a gland in the brain called the pituitary and its level increases in response to low thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream. I hope this answers your question.

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I'm on Levothyroxine and Cytomel (liothyronine) for T3 and T4 and my blood work came back TSH w/Reflex to FT4 is 0.01 L and T4, FREE is 0.6 L. What does this mean?

Need more info. Your medical history is very important in this tnstance. The best answer you can get & deserve is from the physician who ordered the tests. Read more...
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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, it likely means that you do not need thyroid medication, however, you should discuss it with your doctor before making any changes to your medications. Read more...