Hi I just was at my doctors office to re-take a blood test. My TSH Ultrasensitive level was 7 and that is high.
My doctor wants to get the second blood test results before sitting down with me and explaining what this problem is. I'm very nervous. Is this a very bad condition? thanks for your help.
A TSH of 7 indicates that you are hypothyroid. It's a treatable, but incurable condition. It means that you will be on replacement hormones for the rest of your life.
Before you see your doctor again, ask him to not only repeat TSH, but also test for free T3 and free T4. FT3 and FT4 are the actual thyroid hormones and indicate your thyroid status much better than TSH. Testing and medicating on the basis of TSH alone leads to a lot of misery.
In addition to FT3 and FT4, you might request TPOab and TGab. These are sntibody counts that will tell you if you have autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's).
What are the ranges on your FT3 and FT4? Ranges vary lab to lab, so you have to report them with results.
TSH is very high. I suspect you don't feel well at all. There is no way to prevent thyroid dysfunction. All you can do is see your doctor again so that he can precribe replacement thyroid hormones for you. Your thyroid has slowed down, and every cell in your body needs thyroid hormone, which your thyroid can no longer provide.
Your FT4 is actually a little on the high side. The target for FT4 is 50% of range, and you're at 79%. Your FT3, which should be 50+% is only at 36%. Since your FT4 is high, we'd expect your FT3 to be even higher. It looks like you convert slowly and might benefit from adding some T3 to your meds.
Medicine : thyronorm(100 mg)
Naturogest (300 Mg)
Symptoms :weight gain,depression,fatigue
Hair Loss ,brittle hair.
Changes in Energy or Mood
Abnormal menstrual periods/missed period
Periods just completely stopped., didn't even slow down/reduce. just stopped.
thanks for your help .
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