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need advice: Low TSH, feel awful

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  • Posted By: first5
  • November 5, 2006
  • 07:30 PM

hi, i've had three bld tests with low TSH. Just a bit below normal, like .25, .20, and .25 I think. On the last test, had T3 and t4 done too. T3 was slightly above normal range.

Have already had uptake scan, US, and nuclear tests of throid, which showed normal.

What other tests, blood or otherwise, should I ask my doc to run? I'm constantly fatigued, worse at times, and have hand and feet weakness and general muscle fatigue. Looking into other issues, but wonder if maybe an autoimmune dissease might be screwing up my thryroid. Ideas?

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  • I felt like I was reading my own post. I have the exact same thing with exception of T3 and T4 are low - very low. I have the parasthesia (numbness and tingling on right side-especially leg). I have been taking thyroid meds for years after having my thyroid radiated and mostely destroyed. This was years ago. Decided to try armour thyroid meds, and it is a slow, painful process of feeling better. My TSH is low, meaning my thyroid is high according to the brain (Pituitary) and my t3 and t4 are way low says my blood test and this is the body parts giving the levels. So, what to do? I hope you find out and let me know! Sounds like you have hyperthyroid?????
    Blah49 2 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 09:03 PM
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  • I just found this site days ago and read through some of the posts with questions. I wish whoever has questions read all the other posts because you might find your answer there.I have written on Who should I believe and Need Some Advice. After a while I am just repeating myself.For the first poster here, you have had the Uptake Scan (which only prepares you for RAI) and all your tests show normal you say.*Regardless, have you see your results with your own eyes, have you had copies made for yourself?We are protectd by laws that let us see our own lab results. This law is called U.S. HIPAA.Many drs. never tell patients they have the right to see their own lab results.This is because the doctors like to keep the patient in the dark and have patients who are submissive.DO NOT BE SUBMISSIVE. Tests to take are:TSH -- this test lags behind 6 wks. Doctors love this test. They order this automatically, nothing much you can do about it. This is not a thyroid test. The only time to look at the result is when you are heading hypo or are very Hypo, it will go high, this indicates it's time to lower your dose of ATDs. ***When you are Hyper, ignore this test. Better yet, if you are Hyperthyroidism, don't even order it.FREE T3Free T4TPO -- Thyroid Peroxidose Antibody Test (the presence of thyroid peroxidose antibodies suggest the cause of thyroid disease is due to autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto's.)TSI -- Thyroid Antibodies that cause Hyper in Graves Disease. Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin shows autoimmune thyroid disease in particular, Graves Disease.Total T3 and Total T4 are obsolete. Your symptoms are Hypo. If you get the TPO and TSI tests, you will then know if you have Thyroid Disease.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 04:54 PM
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  • hi, i've had three bld tests with low TSH. Just a bit below normal, like .25, .20, and .25 I think. On the last test, had T3 and t4 done too. T3 was slightly above normal range. Have already had uptake scan, US, and nuclear tests of throid, which showed normal. What other tests, blood or otherwise, should I ask my doc to run? I'm constantly fatigued, worse at times, and have hand and feet weakness and general muscle fatigue. Looking into other issues, but wonder if maybe an autoimmune dissease might be screwing up my thryroid. Ideas?There's a really good book out calle, "stop the thyroid madness" I suggest reading it from cover to cover. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2011
    • 10:08 PM
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  • I have been on the internet looking for some information on a low TSH blood test.Mine came back with a .218 result. I have never had problems before, and none right now that I know of, I feel good. I just had some blood work done for my yearly physical, I am 36.I have to go back in 4 months to retest. What does this all mean? This is all new to me and no one in my family that I know of has had any problem with thyroid. Any information would be great!Thank you so much!Michelle
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