change in tsh

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Thyroid Function

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 3.61 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2

FREE THYROXINE 16.0 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0

FREE T3 4.5 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8

hello everyone.

I had my results and my tsh has gone up again does anyone know if vagifem oestrogen peccary's can affect your thyroid?

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  • Vivienneferreira,

    Oral HRT can affect absorption of Levothyroxine but I really don't know whether the same is true of pessaries. Try to leave 4 hours between taking Levothyroxine and using the pessary just in case.

    It may be that TSH has risen because thyroid function is decreasing and you need a Levothyroxine dose increase.

  • thanks clutter i have been leaving a big gap between the 2 its quite disappointing as id got my levels quite nice.when the thyroid stops functioning altogether are you on the same dose thereafter?

  • Vivienneferreira,

    Not necessarily. There may be changes in how you absorb and metabolise replacement. For some strange reason my FT3 rose high in range after being on a dose for a year so I've reduced dose slightly.

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