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My tsh is 0.220(this is a really bad number?) and my gen3 total was normal. That's the only two I have seen so far. They want me to get an ultrasound and radioactive uptake. I was told I am hyperthyroidism.
 

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My tsh is 0.220(this is a really bad number?) and my gen3 total was normal. That's the only two I have seen so far. They want me to get an ultrasound and radioactive uptake. I was told I am hyperthyroidism.
Do you have your lab range references? Its hard to know if .22 is bad without seeing the reference range.
 

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So back on the 28th of September my TSH was 0.15 and then I had it done in urgent care a few weeks later and it was 0.220. Would that mean it's not graves? Or that my thyroid is correcting itself on its own? I am getting blood work done again tomorrow.
 

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Thank you for the information. Just got blood work back. Can you tell me anything from these?

TSI <89
Reference Range: <140 % baseline

FREE T3 268
Reference Range: 210-440 pg/dL

T4, FREE, DIRECT DIALYSIS 1.4
Reference Range: 0.9-2.2 ng/dL

TRAB <1.00
Reference Range: < OR = 2.00 IU/L

THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES <1
Reference Range: < or = 1 IU/mL

THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 1
Reference Range: <9 IU/mL
 

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Having any TSI means you still have the stimulating antibodies active. Your FT-4 is decent but your FT-3 could stand to be higher
 

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Thank you for your reply.

Does that mean I have Graves?
Please don't put a ton of weight on the TSH lab result. It changes wildly over the day, and in healthy people only indicates what the "negative feedback system" is up to at that particular moment. Eating a meal or taking a nap changes the results, as one's metabolism adjusts to daily needs.

I put much more importance on T4 and T3 levels.

I have no idea if you have a disease. However, it's good to keep in mind that a human thyroid is awesome and metabolism controlled by a pill is awful. I'd never suggest that someone with a healthy thyroid that is somewhere near the normal range, "adjust" it with medications.
 
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