My new doctor said that my latest lab work showed over-suppresed thyroid. I have been treated for hypothyroidism for two years, plus with Armour (natural) thyroid. In the last few months, I've been gaining back a few pounds that I can't shed, having a little hair loss again, increased anxiety, occasional insomnia, and having cold hands and feet - some of the same symptoms I had at the begiining of my treatment. Also, my blood pressure is high again. I haven't received my lab results yet, but am wondering if these health changes truly show OVER suppressed thyroid. My original diagnosis was that my body made thyroid, but was unable to use it properly. Could that still be the problem, perhaps that I am less able to use the thyroid, rather than be over-medicated? Which of the lab results would be definitive for either diagnosis- over- or under- medicated ?
Just received lab results. My hormonal balance doctor is in Houston, and encourages his patients to have a GP closer to home. I just moved to New Orleans area, and visited a GP to establish as patient. These are partial results of lab tests he ordered - and he did not order Free T-3. Free T-4 (Ref range .78 - 2.19), and TSH .04 (Ref range .4- 4.0).
He called me, very concerned about the TSH level. I will call my hormonal specialist on Monday now that I have test results. In the meantime, I am worried. My blood pressure is up again, and the GP said that was unrelated - but as I read info from this forum, I see that it can be a symptom of over-suppressed thyroid. Thanks for responding - any insight?
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