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My TSA has been elevated for the past 5 years, and I have some questions

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  • Posted By: wantsanswers
  • July 27, 2010
  • 08:54 PM

I am currently 21, but when i was a junior in high school, i got really sick for about 1-2 months. They thought it was the flu originally, but they couldn't figure out why it wouldn't go away. Finally my allergist started testing my thyroid, and discovered that my TSA was elevated (i also found out i have acid reflux). The doctors wanted to keep an eye on my TSA levels to see if they went down after I was feeling better. However, since then, I have struggled with depression, 6 pound daily fluxuations in weight, and my acid reflux has progressively gotten worse. I never had these things before my junior year in high school, so it has made me weary. I had stopped getting my thyroid blood tests for a while, and I recently got it done. It is about 6 years later now and my TSA levels are still elevated. My pediatrition did not think it was necessarily abnormal, but he said he isn't educated enough in the subject to know. I have searched online, and other people were placed on thyroxine because of a similar condition to mine.. I plan on going to an endocrinologist soon, but should there be anything I need to know before going? Does anyone else know more about this subject? Should I be taking thyroxine, and will it help with my other problems? Thank you so much for your input!

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