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393685 tn?1425816122

Check TSH at home??

Is there any kind of way a thyroid patient can check their levels at home periodically? You know like diabetics do?

I am certain we can't draw our blood - but is there a panel we can use?
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168348 tn?1379360675
Not that I know of but it would be nice, wouldn't it?

C~
Avatar universal
Yes there is....
See this link
NOT CHEAP

http://thyroid.about.com/od/gettestedanddiagnosed/a/selftesting.htm
393685 tn?1425816122
Thanks I found it after i wrote it.
377600 tn?1225167036
Thanks for posting that--will go and look it up. Might be cheaper than frequent dr. visits over the years?
377600 tn?1225167036
Just checked it out-disappointing.
Why just glucometers?
Why not thyrometers?

Maybe we should start a petition and mail it in to whomever could get the thyrometer started?

I bet AR-10 would buy the first hundred.

Okay--that was mean.

Sorry, AR-10--I feel like joking around.

Hope you are feeling better--if you read this:)  Your pal--chigirl29.
393685 tn?1425816122
He's cool with that I am sure. What a concept??? Hey? check your own TSH!!!!  He would find that refreshing right AR??

Pretty soon we should have the rights to medically practice on ourselfs with our meds and such. Did you ever see the commercial where the guy is hold a surgical knife ready to cut his beely open while the doc is talking to him via telephone?

I hope it doesn't come to that.
377600 tn?1225167036
Me too, I shake when nervous--there would be all sort of jags.
393685 tn?1425816122
You're crazy today. Feel'n hyper?? Looking back at my threads on this post I hate to imagine myself holding that knife. I can't seem get my fingers to type words correctly today.

314892 tn?1264627503
There is supposedly a new test for bed-side use for doctors offices/hospitals. I don't know if it approved yet, but it only tells if the TSH is over or under a 5!! Not too helpful and not available for home use as of now.
Maybe some day.....
213044 tn?1236531060
If they ever come up with a thyrometer, I'd buy a hundred for sure. LOL!!

And yeah, I saw the commercial.

"um, aren't YOU supposed to be doing this?"

I don't think I'll be trying that anytime soon... :/
393685 tn?1425816122
God help us if you do!!   ... New career? no thank you.
377600 tn?1225167036
Yeah--looks like AR-10 and I are both in a good mood today:)
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