I've hit a weight loss plateau after 6 months of successful low carbing. I have normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 and 0.03 tsh. Could that affect it? I take novotiral
Low TSH = trouble. A TSH of 0.03 is quite low, meaning that the pituitary is sensing that the t4/t3 levels are too high for you, even if "normal". Too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain due to increased appetite, lower impulse control, and feeling too tired to exercise. It can also lead to loss of muscle tissue, and a decrease in metabolism. Work with your doc to get the TSH up around 1 for best results.
I'm a 32 yr old female. Labs showed <0.005 tsh with normal t3, (liothyronine)t4. I've lost a lot of weight, anxiety, palpitations, nervousness, nausea. Help?
Hyperthyroid. Need to be evaluated and there are several meds to help with symptoms til an etiology can be found. I hope you feel better soon. Read more...
Had TSH 0f 7.43 in january. Two mo. Later and no medicine its 5.2. Normal T3 (liothyronine) & t4, no antibodies. Should I take medicine if it consistently goes down?
Not if it normalizes. If lab returns to normal there is no need for medication, but could again become abnormal in the future and needs to be followed at intervals. Luckily, it's not an emergency or life threatening. Read more...