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From Hypo to Hyper? Results included

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2011
  • 05:53 PM

I was born with a hypothyroid and i only have 1/16th of it left since my immune system ate it up. The mistake my doctors made was that they ALWAYS tested only the tsh level. so i went to a new doctor but he made the mistake to test only t3 and t4 totals and not the free levels and then also the tsh. Here are my results:
tsh = 1.86
total t4 = 13.8 (normal level is between 4.5 - 12)
total t3 = 124 (76 - 181)

So my tsh and t3 seem normal but my t4 are abnormal and its supposed to be a symptom of hyperthyroid. I dont understand how i can suddenly have that and have none of the symptoms but only symptoms of hypothyroid like i had all of my life.
I have some issues with this doctor (wont give me my prescription unless i pay him another 75 bucks, etc) and i am unemployed and dont have insurance. so any advice would be appreciated. also i am on 75 micrograms of levothyroxin

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