I just got a call from my dr (family physician) that my TSH level was very abnormal and way off the chart. It was 9.18 Two years ago I had the rest of the my thyroid removed. The first half was removed in 1991. My readings these past few months have been .28, 7.82 and now this 9.18, so I have not talked to him yet since I got told this from a voice mail, but it is freaking me out. I never had bad levels in the past and the reason I had my thyroid removed was due to a benign goiter and "grossly enlarged" gland. So just need to hear from you to see if this is treatable. I will followup with my dr on Monday to see what he recommends. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for answering. Do you think this can be treated/controlled with med. adjustments? and how long would it take? I will go to the Endo Dr. tomorrow but thought I would check with you too. Currently I am feeling sluggish and my face/cheeks feel like they have a slight burning feeling along with my eyes? Also should thyroid meds be taken in morning before breakfast?? I have been taking them at night close to eating time but not sure if it matter one way or another? Thanks again for your help.. :o)
Thanks for the advice. I have switched to taking the med in morning before food, coffee, etc. It is just weird that I have been on synthyroid for over 15 years and my levels are just now getting out of whack. Although just two years ago I had the rest of my thyroid removed so that could be a factor. But I have a great Endo Dr now and he basicallysaid the same as you...I will be having a recheck in the end of Dec, but he said this all can be fixed just have to critque the meds. Thanks again and happy holidays!! :o)
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