One month = different results

One month = different results

Picture is of thyroid results received today of September 2016.

Here are the results from August 2016:

Biopsy: benign and lymphocytic thyroiditis.

Thyroid uptake scan showed hypo at 7% (10-20%).

TSH 0.01

T3, free 3.9 (2.3-4.2)

Free T4, index t7 2.6 (1.4-3.8)

T4 thyroxine, total 8.1 (4.5-12.0)

T4, free 1.3 (0.8-1.8)

T3 uptake 32 (22-35)

T3 total 114 (76-181)

Thyroglobulin antibodies 1 (<or=1)

Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 6 (<9)

I have not been on any medications. Doc ordered recheck of TPO and a script for Synthroid 25 mcg. Have also gone off gluten and dairy. She gave me a diagnosis of hypothyroid secondary to Hashimotos.

This all sound correct and a good course of action?

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  • T3 is the active thyroid hormone which controls the metabolism and therefore the symptoms. Your Free T3 in August was in the top part of the normal range so you should not have had hypothyroid symptoms.

    Strangely, in September your Free T3 has dropped to close to the bottom of the normal range and your TSH has increased. You would probably now benefit from thyroid hormone medication.

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