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Old 01-26-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Doctor only wants to test Free T3 and Free T4, not TSH

I know people say the TSH doesn't matter and fluctuates a lot, but is it OK to not know the number at all?

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Old 01-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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Mine only tests it about every other time, but really doesn't pay much attention to it. Really don't know why she tests it at all.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Personally, I like to know my TSH, but only in the context of FT3 and FT4 levels. I think it's pretty worthless without the Frees.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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My doctor does not test TSH at all either.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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sounds like a good dr! most worship Tsh
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #6
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I wish more were like that.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:38 AM   #7
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Im no expert, but I think it's fine. When on medication a lot of people with hypothyroid get crazy TSH readings anyway. Mine was in range when my previous docs only treated based on that, but once I went on porcine meds (Armour) it went down to .02 right away. I've been switched all around on meds but despite my free numbers being low, my TSH never went back up past .5. I think it's just a small sense of panic when you don't get the test because its so popular, even though its virtually useless.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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Your so lucky, I am surrounded by TSH worshippers.
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