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Old 07-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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New Thyroid Test Results

All of my previous thyroid tests have been normal but I keep gaining weight, cold all the time, nodules on the thyroid etc. GP agreed to run a TSH (I Know she should have done the whole series but wouldn't) and it is significantly higher then it was before but still in normal range. With 5 nodules and this TSH, do you think it's time for treatment? Thanks for any suggestions.

I also seem to be getting many auto immune disorders - I am now on restasis for dry eye due to sjorgrens/I have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis/thyroid nodules. Every time I turn around it's something else. Right now I have a rash on my arms and legs and have no clue what it's from - heat? weight gain? Only thing different is the restasis. Restasis is a cyclosporine which is an immosuppressive so I am not real happy taking it but it beats corneal abrasions.

Here are my TSH results since 2011 Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks

2011 = 1.57
2011= 1.18
2012 = 1.352
Current 2013= 2.355
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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anybody have any insight?
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:56 AM   #4
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Need lab ranges next to the results.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Oops..sorry the range was .4 to 4.0

I did go to the GP today and they won't treat yet, she says it is still within normal range. I know that but I thought with the nodules, huge weight gain, fatigue, hair loss etc and being over 2.0 they would treat or look into it further. She said I should have another lab in 3 months. This is really depressing.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #6
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My GP put me off for 5 years--with progressively severe hypothyroid symptoms.

I only got diagnosed when I self-referred to a local endo--because I lucked out, and this woman was a great thyroid doctor. That isn't always true, even with endos.

You probably should begin a search for a good thyroid doctor because being diagnosed and treated is only the beginning. You want to have confidence in the doctor who will be managing your care long term.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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Thanks Leo I definitely am looking.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:04 AM   #8
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If she won't run Free T4 and Free T3 along with the TSH, you can get it done yourself.
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