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HI all,

Me again !,,,been a while but in essence around 6 weeks ago I was feeling very hypo again weight gain...tired so I upped my T3 from one 20mcg tablet to one am one pm.I previously only did half in the afternoon.

Anyway I still had some other symptoms that I felt were not connected to my hypo but run in my family B12,diabetes,rheumatoid athhritis, and I felt it was time they did a full blood screen!

So off I went Monday morning to the GP got the forms went to the hospital and they did 5 lots of. Blood.

Tues afternoon one irate doc saying my TSH was very suppressed...YES! ..but for them they class me as hyper as it's 0.08!

I explained for me as supressed as possible is bliss...but she was like we need to speak to your endo as we are concerned! So I've left the details for my endo to call but I am right I know as I feel like the hypo is under control but I have something else going on...the others results are not back but the hospital called the doc because of the range !

Opinions please I do not feel hyper and my T4 was at 4 which on this med is normal so no concerns I feel?

Also I took mo meds from 3pm Sunday night and waited till my bloods were drawn x

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They probably wont take notice of this scientific link - of which this is an excerpt.:-

November 9, 2005

For someone taking 100 mcg of T3, we expect your pattern of lab results—a low TSH and high T3. However, your TSH and T3 levels are irrelevant to whether you're overstimulated or not. Two studies we just completed confirm other researchers findings: these tests are not reliable gauges of a patient's metabolic status. Many patients taking T3 have TSH and T3 levels like yours but still have severely low metabolic rates. Their metabolic rates become normal only when they increase their dosages further. Their metabolic rates become normal and they have no detectable overstimulation.


My TSH is also very low 0.01 and no-one has got anxious about it. They should go on how the patient 'feels' not diagnose according to a dot on a piece of paper


I believe your Free T3 level is the only way to know if you are overdosing and if it is over range.


What doctors worry about with low TSH is heart problems, which despite the dogma actually are more likely if you're hypo than hyperthyroid. (Check out my post of a few days ago.) With TSH below range, bone fractures are a concern, so you might want to have your bone mineral density checked every couple of years. I think most of us would rather take more vitamin D3, calcium and magnesium than feel like zombies.


Thank you all...I totally agree and wish people would listen to what I say but again even the endo has said drop it down and see...Grrr I will try but up it goes if I feel bad again and I will keep it quiet! ...saga to be continued ...


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