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    TSH levels - confuses is it better to have a low tsh or high tsh value

    Hi,
    I recently got blood work done and tsh was 1.4 (range 1-4, forgotnunita indknt have the paper work with me as Iím currently overseas). Iíve read that a lower tsh reading indicates a better functioning thyroid. Is this true or am I on the low side of things? Iím also aware that even if the thyroid is releasing enough t4 this doesnít mean enlighten of that t4 is being converted to t3.

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    Did you get your Free T3 and Free T4 checked was well ? TSH by itself doesn't paint the whole picture for your thyroid health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Did you get your Free T3 and Free T4 checked was well ? TSH by itself doesn't paint the whole picture for your thyroid health.
    I requested T3 and T4 but since my tsh levels were within range it was not clinically indicated that the T3 and T4 be rested which is quite a bummer.

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    1.4 is not bad. But if your T3 and T4 were low, it could still indicate that you don't have enough thyroid hormone.

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    Blood work redone. Is it worth taking some T3 to boost to the number?

    TSH 1.16 uIU/ml (range 0.27- 4.2)

    Free T3 2.76 ug/ml (range 2 -4.4)

    Free T4 1.41 ug/dl (range 0.93 -1.27)

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