Hashi Swing Time!

My TFTs were pretty much under control last year and then I felt I was going a bit hyper and cut back on meds. As of December last year, my TSH had gone down to 0.01 (0.27 - 4.20), T4 had gone from the bottom of the range up to 18.24 (12-22) and T3 was up in the top quarter at 6.17 (3.1-6.8) and I was on a single grain although my antibodies were finally falling.

I know Hashi swings are very individual but my question is do those of us who have Hashis stay on the same dose of medication, even when they seem to be going hyper?

4 Replies

  • Hunny59,

    You weren't biochemically over medicated because FT4 and FT3 were within range. Some people do reduce dose when they feel hyper and then reinstate the higher dose when they begin to feel hypo.

  • Thanks Clutter. I'm just worrying more because of the possibility of having developed Thyroid Eye Disease so, as usual. am just re-examining every single little thing I've done over the last 18 months!

  • Hunny59,

    If you have TED you should keep your TSH suppressed <0.1 to avoid it flaring up.

  • That's sounds more or less the question I asked my Endo in 2011, when finally diagnosed.

    I asked if I could take my Levothyroxine when I felt I needed it and stop for a while when I felt good.

    He said no, as it didn't work like that and I had to take it every day for the rest of my life.

    So my answer is Yes, I take mine every day. Whatever!



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