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Graves Disease?
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Graves Disease?

Labs 9/28/12
TSH 0.01
T4, free 7.1
T3, total >800

Labs 11/17/12
T3, uptake 36.9
TSH 0.01

Currently on Tapozole 10mg tid, propanolol 40mg bid
Weight loss, tremors



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Looks like Graves' disease based on the significant elevation in T3 however to confirm this a TSI blood test or I-123 nuclear uptake would be required.
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Thank you doctor. I've have an iodine uptake test in Sept. It was nearly at 100% uptake. My levels have actually come down thanks to the methimazole dosage increase from 15mg daily to 30 daily. I haven't been treated properly, thus far, and have been pretty much treating myself due to my previous doctors lack of concern (but willingness to write scripts only). :( However, I saw my NEW doctor today :), he's wonderful. Another blood test, and close monitoring from now on! I also plan to see an endocrinologist in Feb. Thanks for your help!!  Dawn, RN
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