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Old 05-06-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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TSH 4.93 Access FT4 0.75 A/G Ratio 2

huh?


I've googled and can't figure this out.


so.....the FT4 seems to be in the normal range of 0.58-1.64.


so...why is my TSH high?
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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The TSH is a 'measure' of how hard your pituitary must work to get your thyroid to produce sufficient hormones.

Your TSH indicates that your pituitary is working too hard. The older limit for a 'normal' TSH was 5.0, but several years ago, that was lowered to 3.0. That means a physician should consider anyone with a TSH over 3.0 as hypothyroid. Many doctors will treat someone with a TSH over 2.0 if the individual is symptomatic.

Yes, your T4 is currently in range, but the pituitary should get some relief. Most endos will aim for a TSH of 1.0 with Rx hormones.
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Your FT4 is In Range, but it's pretty low. It's not even mid-range, and where's the FT3?
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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no FT3 listed
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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TSH was 1.5

sure give a lot of blood lately, it seems


I'm gettin' there
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