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floridagirl6 12-27-2012 10:41 AM

Thyroid testing
 
Just got home from my appointment. I've noticed my hair falling out in clumps, my ends of my eyebrows are gone as is the hair from my arms. I asked my dr to check my thyroid - and he is. They took 6 vials of blood. He told me they will test THS, free 4 & free 3. If my levels are low they will test for antibodies.

catkan 12-27-2012 01:27 PM

Since they took 6 vials, are they testing anything else besides your thyroid? I am glad you are getting the bloodwork for that done, and it looks like he knows what to test.

floridagirl6 12-27-2012 03:16 PM

I'm also diabetic - he is checking my A1C, my lipids ( including the size ), my iron (it was low at the beginning of the month) and I'm not sure what else.

catkan 12-29-2012 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by floridagirl6 (Post 16155726)
I'm also diabetic - he is checking my A1C, my lipids ( including the size ), my iron (it was low at the beginning of the month) and I'm not sure what else.

Ok, that makes sense! The hair falling out, I hate that part. I am impressed that he did the right tests.

lisabinil 12-29-2012 04:45 PM

Also ask for an iron panel, Vitamin D and TPO Antibodies testing for Hashimotos.

floridagirl6 12-30-2012 02:19 PM

Thanks! When I asked Bout the thyroid antibodies test the dr said that they would test that if the other tests indicated a thyroid issue.

inatic 01-01-2013 07:27 AM

who are you seeing?

good luck :)

floridagirl6 01-01-2013 08:53 AM

Just my regular family doctor.


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