Lab Results Help Pls
I just got a yearly check up done and
Just got my labs back,
TSH: 5.82 (/35 - 5.5 uIU/ml)
T3 free: 3.19 (1.4 - 4.5 pg/ml)
T4 free: 1.30 (0.8 - 1.90 ng/dl)
I am currently on no medication,
Any recommendations or comments, would be of much help
how do you feel?
TSH of 5.82 is a little high. 1-2 is most optimal. Hopefully you have a doc who will work with you IF you are feeling any symptoms of hypo.
The current guidelines are that any TSH above 3.0 is considered likely hypothyroid, and you're well above that.
The TSH indicates how hard the pituitary has to work to stimulate the thyroid into making sufficient hormones, so although your T4 and T3 levels are well within range, your body is working too hard to produce those hormones--and that is not a situation that can continue indefinitely. This is why the TSH is usually the first 'signal' of a need for thyroid treatment.
You should talk to your doctor about options, based on how you're currently feeling as well as these lab numbers.
I was also going to ask how you feel?
I think the American Assoc. of Endocrinology says TSH levels over or under 0.03-3.0 could bring on hypo or hyper symptoms and warrant thyroxine supplementation.
My TSH was 5.0 and I was a total train wreck, yet being told I was within "normal range".
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