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Thyroid hormone levels

Sameera
Sameera

Hello everyone!!

Can you guys help me with my latest blood test results? Do you think the levels are fine? My doctor always say the same thing...it is in the range so you are ok. I am not sure about the ok part at all :(

It would be great to get your feedback about those levels.

Note; I had half of my thyroid removed and was on medication 25 Levo and stopped it for a year and still not taking it till now.

Thank you so much

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SeasideSusie
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Sameera

Your TSH is far too high in range.

Why did you stop taking your Levo?

shaws
shawsAdministrator

Your TSH is at the top of the ranges and in many countries if it is over 3+ we're diagnosed.

Your TSH is practically near the top of your range but if you were in the UK the doctor would make you wait until TSH is 10, despite severe symptoms.

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We cannot live without thyroid hormones as T3 (the Active thyroid hormone) is needed in our millions of T3 receptor cells and the brain and heart need the most, so you are making yourself worse by not taking levothyroxine.

I know it makes some feel much worse and I would expect it would be due to your very low dose of levo and as you've had half your thyroid gland removed you desperately need more levothyroxine.

I would start levothyroxine again. This is what you have to do to get the best blood test results.

The blood test has to be at the very earliest possible, fasting (you can drink water) and wait about 24 hours between last dose of levothyroxine and the test and take afterwards. This helps keep the TSH at its highest.

25mcg is a tiny dose of levothyroxine, unless you are very frail with a heart disease? The normal starting dose is 50mcg with a blood test and increase of 25mcg every six weeks until TSH is 1 or lower.

There are serious consequences if we do not take replacement hormones.

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

On Levothyroxine dose should be increased in 25mcg steps, retesting 6-8 weeks after each dose change

Dose increases should continue until TSH is around one and FT4 towards top of range and FT3 at least half way in range

Very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 too

Thank you guys for your swift feedback. I had to stop cause I had issues with it as in fast heart beats ,,,,I hardly could sleep. I started with 50 Levo than after that my doctor dropped it to 25 Levo cause she said it was too much for me. The thing is my current doctor advises me not to go back to the medication.

Honestly I do not feel worse as I used to feel bad with the medication and now I feel better.

The thing is I had three different opinions from 3 different doctors; two said not to take the medication and one insisted on it.

I am lost ..,,,which one I should trust? Or should I listen to my body? I really feel better without the medication!!!

So miserable with overthinking :(

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