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drop in tsh

ok, I was the one who had the tsh of 138. I had a RAI scan and it showed an abnormality in my chest. After getting a P.E.T. scan it turned out fine. So, the doctor told me to stay on the 300 mcg of levothyroxine everyday and get my blood tested again in 6 weeks. I went last week and the results came in today. My tsh has dropped from 138 to -.09 in 6 weeks. The doctor wants to see me. Is this normal for it to drop like this or is it a sign of something else? I will not be anble to see the doc for 3 weeks. It is going to drive me crazy.
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176557_tn?1222893911
300 mcg of levothyroxine is a pretty substantial dose, so it really isn't surprising your TSH has dropped so dramatically.   You have swung all the way from severe hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism.  How do you feel?

You probably need to have a dosage change (decrease).  If you start to feel poorly, you might want to ask the doc to move up the blood test, or at least ask if they can decrease your dose (they might say yes!) before 3 weeks is up.

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393685_tn?1325870933
Bluntly I feel your doctor is nuts!!

300mcg Synthroid is killer on the body and symptoms and to drop that fast in 6 wks could be a nasty ordeal. I feel it is medical suicide to force the body to adjust that fast.

What an idiot!

Bet he/or she didn't even run a Free T3 or a Free T4 either right?


ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!!

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393685_tn?1325870933
Sorry ................ no nothing else is happening except and adjustment on thyroid

I am not apologizing for my comment above - but I am saying sorry to you for not really answering all your questions.

Personally - (and this will be my last rant on your doctor... I promise) I'd like for "it" to come to me and I'd shove a hormone in that large of a quanity down their thoats and see if they respond badly.

OK - back to being nice :)

Honey - I would think twice about that practice and see if you could get better care.

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158939_tn?1274918797
Get your thyroglobulin levels checked - ASAP!!!
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393685_tn?1325870933
Agreed.

get the Tgab testing too.
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510230_tn?1211724783
I feel ok, they told me to split my pill in half every saturday. I have been dealing with this so long that I know when something is wrong. I went from being so tired I couldnt move to a moody insomniac. I cant wait to get this regulated. A lot has changed that couldve effected it in the last 6 weeks. I quit smoking, I stopped all my pain meds (which are known to enhance the hypo, and started to eat lo-carb and work out. I started taking my meds everyday too (which I have a history of forgetting for a day or 2 at a time) We will find out in a few weeks. Thank you all for the advise. This is a new doctor for me so he is just now learning my body.
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congrats on the nonsmoking,  I have been smoke free for 10 months. (used chantix for 2.5 months) this is when all my thyroid stuff started coming to the surface. so the moodiness, insomnia, dieting is all too familiar

keep up the good work, best decision you made, it is so bad to smoke and have thyroid issues. I am proud of you.

GW
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510230_tn?1211724783
aww..thank you, addiction is in your mind. I have a strong mind! Congrats on you being smoke free too. It feels good doesn't it?
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