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High TSH causes concern

I had a nuclear thyroid scan recently.  Before the scan the lab ran a TSH which came back at 180.  My doctor said there was no way my TSH could be that high and ordered a second test at a different lab.  The results came back at 180.  The nurse seemed quite concerned but no one has really told me any thing.  Can anyone help me understand what might be going on.  I can't think and I'm barely able to get through the day.  They've started me on a higher dose of synthroid and started me on cytomel.  Any answers?  Should I be worried or is this just nothing.

Thanks for any help offered.
rgcaylor
Tags: Thyroid
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158939 tn?1274918797
With a TSH of 180 your thyroid is, basically, non functioning.  They need to find out why and, yes, you need to be on higher levels of thyroid meds.  What is your original diagnosis?  What are your *complete* labs (with reference ranges, if available)?  Have they run a thyroglobulin panel on you?  If not, they need to.
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