Free T3 is below the mid-range (1.25) of the range given by your lab. So I don't view that as being good. No wonder your TSH is so high. Most of us target 1.0 or less for TSH and FREE T3 at about 3/4 (about 2.25 give or take a bit) of the range given by your lab.Catie516 said:Hi, had the lab results from 3 weeks ago come in and talked to the new doc (endo).
Thyroxine (T$) Free, Direct, S T4, Free (Direct) : 1.29 (0.82 - 1.77)
TSH 3.150 (.450 - 4.500)
Vitamin D, 15- Hydroxy 41.8 ng/mL: 32.0 - 100.0
T3 83 ng/dL :71-180
TPO Ab <6 IU/mL : 0-34
Testosterone, Free/Tot 314 ng/dL : 193-740
Triiodothyonine (T3) 99 : 71-180
Doc said there was a small nodule, under what they would normally worry or do anything about (ultrasound response - didn't get a copy of the results, darn!)
What would be your views???? Only my second visit to this doc, but wanted to rule out complications of the hypothyroidism.
Thanks much for your help!
I've noticed more carpal tunnel type pains in my wrists, shoulder, bones, rough heels, tiredness and gained 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks - so when she asked if I felt fine at the 50 I said no - so she upped it to 75 mcg or whatever the measurement is.
Free T3 is your active hormone and no wonder you have carpal tunnel. (peripheral neuropathy, myopathy)
I urge you to get a copy of the results on that nodule. Even though it is small, you need to know what the radiologist had to say and what the follow-up advice is. It should be written on the report. For example, is the nodule solid, calcified, cystic................................what?? She may not be worried but it's not her nodule. So, you need to know.
And I need to know. LOL!
I am glad she increased your dose. You need it.