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High TSH = Hypothyroid?

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  • Posted By: Mark0602
  • February 14, 2007
  • 00:22 AM

First, I am 44 y/o. Last week I had some bloodwork done. I had explained to my Physician that the past 2 years I have had very little energy which has been affecting my quality of life and work peformance.

Today i saw the result and My TSH is high: 5.084. Apparently the Normal Range is .49 - 4.67.

I dont know if 5.084 is just insignificantly high, moderately high or if it categorizes me as having a hypothyroid. And I also dont know if this is the direct cause of some pretty crappy energy levels and some depression the past 2 years. I havent had any other hypothyroid signs such as hair loss, sensitivity to cold, etc. But I have had problems in losing adipose tissue and excercise often, even though I really dont have much energy. I push myself because I am basically a physical fitness nut. I also diet strictly, eating meals every 3 - 3.5 hours tha contain a good solid lean protein, complex carbs (potato, brown rice) and fibrous carbs (salad) etc.

So would it be fair to say that my TSH level indicates a Hypothyroid and is contributing to poor enrgy levels and weight gain?

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  • I am a 31 year old M, and I went to the doctor with the signs of fatigue and calf muscle pains. Got the blood work, results were TSH 5.6, and got the test again the two weeks.. guess what, TSH was 10.5. He got me on synthroid. One month later, TSH is 0.3! Apparently, the fatigue has gone out of my system but not the muscle pains.To answer your question, yes, the symptoms do not necessarily need to be there~ Go for the thryoid tablets, if suggested.. I took the online 34 questionaire and only one - fatigue was true.. Seems like there is not much rational explaination of the spikes in the TSH.Good luck.
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