Here is full blood tests with ranges from Labcorp:
Test on 7/11/18
TSH: .699 range .450-4.50
T4: 14.1 range 4.5-12
T3 uptake: 16 range 24-39
T3: 278 range 71-180
Previous test on 10/30/17 by endo
TSH: .522 range .450-4.50
T4 Free: 1.17 range .82-1.77
Previous test on 10/25/17
TSH: .738 range .450-4.50
T3 uptake: 20 range 24-39
T4: 10.0 range 4.5-12
Previous test on 9/20/17
TSH: .621 range .450-4.50
T3: 239 range 71-180
T4: 13.9 range 4.5-12
It is pathetic that the doctor would overlook your symptoms and your Total T4 and Total T3 being above range at times and make a decision not to do anything for you because your TSH was in the low end of the range. The doctor also tested for Total T4 and Total T3 instead of Free T4 and Free T#, which are the biologically active thyroid hormones. It is very clear that you need to find a good thyroid doctor that knows about the importance of clinical evaluation even more than biochemical tests.
From your changing test results I suggest that it would be good to test for the possibility of both Graves' and also Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. The tests required are TSI, TPO ab and TG ab. On the possibility you could have nodules on your thyroid gland that leak hormone faster than normal, it would be a good idea to also get an ultrasound of your gland. In addition, you should be tested for Free T4 and Free T3, not the Totals. Since thyroid patients are so frequently deficient in Vitamin D, B12 and ferritin, while you are there for blood draw, you should try to get those tested as well.
If you will tell us your location, perhaps we can suggest a doctor in your area that has been recommended by other thyroid patients, and save you a lot of time and frustration looking on your own.
I’m in Deerfield Beach Fl, basically the Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale area. Thank you so much for your response. I’ve been trying to do research on my own but cannot find anything on normal TSH with elevated T3 &T4. I’m just very confused, everything I’ve found said if the TSH is within normal range than there is nothing wrong with the thyroid, but if that is the case why is my T3 and T4 still elevated? Is that still indicative of hyperthyroidism? You meantioned having nodules that leak hormone could you explain that more to me? Sorry for all the questions I just have been through 3 drs already and each one leaves me more confused than when I went in
Oh and also the Endo that I saw that wouldn’t even have a follow up apt with me after seeing my TSH tried to tell me maybe I should “look into chronic fatigue syndrome” for my symptoms. I know what that is, it cannot even really be properly diagnosed. I was so mad that he simply dismissed me like that
In trying to assess anyone for possible hypo or hyperthyroidism, most important should always be an evaluation for symptoms that occur more frequently with thyroid issues. You have mentioned a number of symptoms that are frequently related to hyperthyroidism.
The next consideration is biochemical tests. Of those the most important are Free T4 and Free T3. As mentioned you were not even tested for the Frees, but were tested for Total T4 and Total T3. The Total T4 and Total T3 represent the total amount of those in your blood. Most of that is bound to protein and thus rendered biologically inactive. Only a very small portion of Total T4 and T3 is free of protein and thus biologically active. If we assumed that your Total T4 and Total T3 accurately reflect your Free T4 and Free T3, which is not always the case, then the way they have bounced in and out of range is the reason I wondered about nodules on your thyroid gland. With Hashi's the gradual destruction of the thyroid gland can sometimes result in nodules forming. Those nodules can leak thyroid hormone faster than normal resulting in periods of being hyper. The other possibility would be Graves' that has not progressed too far yet, so the TSH is still only at the bottom of the range. So that is why I suggested trying to get tested for all those I listed.
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That's an unusual lab result but bottom line is you have too much thyroid hormone in your blood based on your symptoms and high free T4 and free T3. I personally was very hyperthyroid when Graves antibodies showed up (I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis) and my TSH was 6 (0.4 - 4.0) with free T4 13 (10 - 20). My thyroglobulin serum (not antibodies) was 64.3 ug/L (<44) due to being hyperthyroid. I had a scorching case of Hashitoxicosis.