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393685 tn?1425812522

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?1379357075
Not that I know of but it would be nice, wouldn't it?

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

http://thyroid.about.com/od/gettestedanddiagnosed/a/selftesting.htm
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393685 tn?1425812522
Thanks I found it after i wrote it.
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377600 tn?1225163436
Thanks for posting that--will go and look it up. Might be cheaper than frequent dr. visits over the years?
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377600 tn?1225163436
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.
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393685 tn?1425812522
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.
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377600 tn?1225163436
Me too, I shake when nervous--there would be all sort of jags.
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393685 tn?1425812522
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.

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314892 tn?1264623903
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.....
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213044 tn?1236527460
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... :/
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393685 tn?1425812522
God help us if you do!!   ... New career? no thank you.
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377600 tn?1225163436
Yeah--looks like AR-10 and I are both in a good mood today:)
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168348 tn?1379357075
Useless test for at home.. I went on the site and tells you if Normal or Not Normal and does not give the # and uses old standards for #'s vs. new ones.  It takes  a week to get results and is FDA approved according to the link.

My TSH test ran about $100 with regular lab/blood draw.

I think it's really important to get the exact # when we have symptoms .. what do you all think?

c~
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377600 tn?1225163436
I agree ChitChat--need real solid numbers--not pass or fail.
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314892 tn?1264623903
Yes- exact #'s!!
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314892 tn?1264623903
Yes- exact #'s!!
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314892 tn?1264623903
Yes- exact #'s!!
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209384 tn?1231168306
DLA
Okay, Kitty wants exact numbers!  lol

I'll buy one when somebody invents one.  Heck, I'll be a stock holder.  Left arm already looks like a pin cushion from the clucometer.  Could use the right one for the thyrometer.
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393685 tn?1425812522
Yes, I agree.

I didn't know the stats on the at home testing. What a dissappointment. Sounds more like a pregnancy test doesn't it? Yep your positive or yep your negative. I think we know that answer already right?

I was just thinking through if they have it for diabetics - it makes sense for us.

Again of course the thyroid patient waits again.

DLA-  I was reading your thread on the gaining weight thing.

I am sure you are as beautiful as kind -  as you are on the board. Hang in there. I really hope things turn around for you. I am over the 150 mark now and it really stinks for me. I mentally beat myself up every day I get dressed. I hope your thyroid issues get better.
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168348 tn?1379357075
I lost my appetite while on this Synthroid but not one pound shed?  GO FIGURE?

C~
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398849 tn?1210135972
We are currently working on a whole new diagnostic machine here in Australia that will do everything for you at home and will work with your home computer. It is the same size as a dvd disc drive and will only cost about $200 Aussi. As you know most desease's have testing kits already out at chemist for things like diabeties etc so it is not a big step.  It will do your tests, print you a report with full details of how, when and  where and you can either take it to the chemist (simple solutions) or to your specialist. You will also be able to scan you moles for cancer on the same machine plus use the scanner for online consultations if needed. So in a few years time it will be goodbye to doctors visits and straight to the specialist or hospital. They are waiting for funding and hopefully with get started next year.
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393685 tn?1425812522
Great thanks for the post. Do you have a website to search this idea?Many of us would like to check it out.

AR-10 you better break out your wallet - it sounds like you pre ordered 1000 right? Opps - a hundred. -- sorry
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213044 tn?1236527460
Well....

how about ONE machine, and a hundred test strips if they are required to be used??

Seriously, that would be a HUGE step forward, and I can hardly wait till one is available. :)
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393685 tn?1425812522
How about buying one for all of us? Thanks friend :)

I'll take one for my brother LArry -  and one for my other brother Larry  - and another for my other brother Larry.

Do you remember that TV show?
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