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  1. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Group, Here's my question -- Does anyone think adding 5mcg T3 to 75mcg T4 could cause hypothyroid symptoms? Here's the background -- I take 75mcg of Synthroid/levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. I started feeling my thyroid symptoms recur about two months ago, and my doctor allowed me to add...
  2. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello, I was been having various symptoms for a few years, including cold sensitivity, mood problems, fatigue, etc., which made me come across hypothyroidism, something I know little about. I'm a man, by the way, in my early 40's. I was referred to an endocrinologist. He said my labs were...
  3. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hello, all! I am a 24 year old woman of relatively good health. The only persistent problems I have had have been mental illness (diagnosed as Bipolar and with anxiety 14 years ago, with slight OCD tendencies), migraines, PCOS, and GERD. All of these things have been present for at least a...
  4. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    The last year year has been unbearable for me. I am constantly exhausted, no concentration, feeling detached, no sex drive, thinnning hair etc. the list goes on. I also constantly need to go to the toilet to urinate. I suspected a thyroid or a possible parathyroid problem and I just had by...
  5. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    I'm a 24 year old female with severe fatigue, dry skin, foggy brain, IBS, thinning eye brows, low body temp & heart rate, depression, anxiety, night sweats, terrible PMS (getting worse every month), cold feet...and went to the doctor to get checked out for hormone imbalance. During my...
  6. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    I have felt for a long time as if I've had thyroid issues. The past two years, my symptoms have continued getting worse. I have many more symptoms, including my hair falling out extreme amounts, muscle cramps, unable to lose weight, fatigue, cold all the time, extreme dry skin where it...
  7. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello there, I have never joined a message board before because I guess I haven't needed support or a community support approach up to this point in my life. I am a 35 year old woman living on the west coast who was diagnosed about 6 years ago with thyroid cancer. I had a total thyroidectomy...
  8. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello All, I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I've been trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding, but proved to be very difficult. I also had/have the typical symptoms of dry skin and feeling cold. Had my doctor test TSH and was high. Started at 50 ug levothyroxine, was bumped to...
  9. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    When I was first diagnosed hypo/hashis, I am pretty sure I had Free T3 measured, but since I went to my endo, it has not been. He's a good guy, and perhaps he will test for it, but thinking I might just want to go out of pocket on this. I like him, I think I can speak with him about it in a...
  10. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    I have been on desiccated thyroid meds for about 10 years. I specifically went to a thyroid specialist who determined this after awhile of feeling awful. I have been doing well on them for quite awhile. It's only been about a year and a half since I saw my regular doctor who tests my thyroid. I...
  11. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I was wondering what would happen to synthetic T4 if you start to take T3? Does the body detect the T3 and stop converting the (or lower the conversion rate of the) T4 to T3 & use it for other purposes (e.g. RT3)? Or would it continue to convert the T4 as per normal? Thanks, TheHoggle
  12. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    I have a total thyroidectomy 3 years ago. I have been on 100mcg of Synthroid since. I found a new doc who wanted to check some things. He said my T3 was low normal and my reverse T3 was high, possibly from my body not absorbing in at the cellular level and it just staying in my blood stream. My...
  13. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hi All, Not sure how to interpret these new labs. This is after switching from Synthroid 150mcgs to Tirosint 137mcgs + skipping a day a week. The concern was that the Tirosint would be too high because it's more easily absorbed: TSH 3.6 (0.450 - 4.500) FT4 1.59 (0.82 -...
  14. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    A month or so ago, I had labs done on my thyroid and received these results: TSH 3.26 (.4-4.5 mIU/L) FT4 1.0 (.8-1.8 ng/dL) FT3 3.2 (2.3-4.2 pg/mL) Ferritin 17 (10-154 ng/mL) My doctor said all looked fine but then felt my thyroid was slightly enlarged during my physical and...
  15. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Dear companions, I have an important question. My last blood work from one mouth ago revealed a TSH of - 0.16. (ranges 0.3-4.5) Though my levels of free T3 & T4 were midrange and maybe even slightly lower than they should be. FT3: 3.30 (ranges 2.1-4.2) FT4: 1.02 (ranges 0.7-1.8) I'm on...
  16. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hello, For the last two years I have felt tired and lethargic. I am also sore everyday, back and hands mostly. Sometimes other areas are sore too. Please check out my test results and let me know what you think. I currently do not take anything for my condition. I am male, 5'6 150 lbs...
  17. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hi All, Just got new labs, and I'm at the crossroads for treatment. The discussion is whether to ditch the Synthroid and start Armour OR just increase Synthroid (again). I was given the choice to start Armour over a month ago, and opted for a Synthroid dose increase instead. Here are my labs...
  18. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hi All, I've been on Cytomel 5mcg for a little over a month now (along with Synthroid 125 mcgs) and here have been the results -- I started here: TSH - 3.14 (0.450 - 4.500) FT4 - 1.63 (0.82 - 1.77) FT3 - 3.3 (2.0 - 4.4) After new labs, I'm here (*but I had already taken my meds, and the...
  19. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello. I am new to this board but not to thyroid disease. I had a full thyroidectomy in September 2005. Until September of 2013 I was completely regulated and felt great. I got married this past June and was feeling incredibly tired. I figured it was from all the planning. When September rolled...
  20. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    hi have been hypo for 12 month, have recently over last few month started to feel erally tired, sleeping more and never feel like i have had enough sleep, also ready for bed around 3pm, have been for another blood test and results were satisfactory, tsh 0.1 t3/t4 18.5, im not very up to date...
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