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    Thyroid test results

    Test results.
    Anti- thyroglobulin- 18 U/ml. STD <61
    Thyroglobulin- 3.3 NG/ml. STD .1-55
    Free T4- .76. STD.76-1.46
    TSH- 12.2 mcIU/ml. STD .358- 3.800

    I know this is all out of whack. I had thyroid removed however I was taking 1.25 mg thyroxine.
    The Dr is going to up it to 1.5. I am lost with this. I think that my value should be 1.76-2.0 mg . I donít want to be a test sample for the next year.

    Dr said we will discuss long term strategy at my appointment. WTF??? What else is there other than T4??

    I have gained 10 lbs in a week. I am overweight. I think this is due to T4 dosage since my diet is exactly the same . I knew how I would react previously now I feel a little lost.

    I am going to start cycling again and try a recomp to lower my fat content. My understanding was that I would be the same with T4 at proper levels. I am beginning g to doubt that.
    Any knowledge of this would be helpful.


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    Your tsh is very high, which means it is trying hard to "stimulate" the thyroid. Normal tsh is .4 to 3 . I dont understand your levo dose. Levo is dosed in mcg...what did u say yours is, again? Regardless, your levo needs to be "bumped up" to bring the tsh down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flexin-rph View Post
    Your tsh is very high, which means it is trying hard to "stimulate" the thyroid. Normal tsh is .4 to 3 . I dont understand your levo dose. Levo is dosed in mcg...what did u say yours is, again? Regardless, your levo needs to be "bumped up" to bring the tsh down.
    You are correct. Mcg


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    So, he's incresing you from 125mcg to 150mcg, correct? If so, they will prolly recheck you in 6 weeks.
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    He is staring low and working up. Common practice. It does take a while and sucks.
    I would guess you end up near 200mcg.
    Just be patient.

    Being that you had your thyroid removed due to cancer I am guessing he will want your TSH at 1 or under.

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    This sucks. Meanwhile I gain weight.
    I just donít understand what he meant by long term. I am only aware of T4 to help this.


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    There is a possibility of adding t3 (liothyronine) to the regimen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flexin-rph View Post
    There is a possibility of adding t3 (liothyronine) to the regimen.
    Iíve heard itís possible but very rare.
    Well, fuck it. I am going to lose weight one way or another. I am still in control. I lost 4 lbs- but hardly ate.
    Now, I just need to start all over and dial things in.


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    This is the struggle Iíve had for years!! I completely understand the frustration with the weight gain! I finally found a doctor to treat my thyroid. I am currently on NP thyroid which is a natural desiccated thyroid like armor thyroid. It contains t4 and t3. (Only 5 weeks in and no weight loss though)
    You may need to request to have your t3 tested as well. With your tsh high- your pituitary gland is trying to stimulate your thyroid (obviously canít anymore) Your t4 is low so I imagine t3 is as well- which would be the biggest cause in the drop in metabolism. Iíd just try to push your doctor to adjusting things a bit more- then pulling back if your levels get too high. They really like to take it slow but they may be willing to listen and be a bit more aggressive with treatment. Worth a shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyO1 View Post
    This is the struggle Iíve had for years!! I completely understand the frustration with the weight gain! I finally found a doctor to treat my thyroid. I am currently on NP thyroid which is a natural desiccated thyroid like armor thyroid. It contains t4 and t3. (Only 5 weeks in and no weight loss though)
    You may need to request to have your t3 tested as well. With your tsh high- your pituitary gland is trying to stimulate your thyroid (obviously canít anymore) Your t4 is low so I imagine t3 is as well- which would be the biggest cause in the drop in metabolism. Iíd just try to push your doctor to adjusting things a bit more- then pulling back if your levels get too high. They really like to take it slow but they may be willing to listen and be a bit more aggressive with treatment. Worth a shot!
    Iíll try, but Iím in California. I was diagnosed with low test. And the endo refused TRT because the risks were not worth the benefits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    Iíll try, but Iím in California. I was diagnosed with low test. And the endo refused TRT because the risks were not worth the benefits.


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    Not sure what part youíre in but a couple of guys I know go to this guy and rave at how excellent he is at getting everything balanced, even vitamin & mineral deficiencies! Itís a pay out of pocket place but worth it to get everything back where it should be imo!
    http://newportnaturopathic.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyO1 View Post
    Not sure what part youíre in but a couple of guys I know go to this guy and rave at how excellent he is at getting everything balanced, even vitamin & mineral deficiencies! Itís a pay out of pocket place but worth it to get everything back where it should be imo!
    http://newportnaturopathic.com/
    Thank you!!! Iím in SoCal.

    I put in the site, and this is what pops up. Are you trying to tell me something. LOL




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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    Thank you!!! Iím in SoCal.

    I put in the site, and this is what pops up. Are you trying to tell me something. LOL




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    Rofl thatís funny...itís 2 guy friends that I know that use him. One gave me his info because I had a hysterectomy in May and was trying to get everything planned after so maybe thatís why.
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