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Posted in: Hypothyroidism.

Can someone please help explain what is happening to me?

From: Angelaska - 2 years 10 weeks ago

Hi here are all blood tests from November 2011 - July 2014

November 2011

TSH - 5.2 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 16.6 (10-22)

January 2012

TSH - 2.2 (0.2-4.2)

January 2013

TSH - 0.69 (0.2-4.2)
Anti-Thyroid Autoantibodies (?) - 84

May 2013

TSH - 22 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 10.9 (10-22)
Levothyroxine started at 25mcg, 50mcg and then 75mcg

August 2013

TSH - 4 (0.2-4.2)

November 2013

TSH - 4.3 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15.3 (10-22)
FT3 - 5.5 (3.1-6.8)
Levothyroxine moved up to 125mcg

December 2013

TSH - 4.6 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15.6 (10-22)
Anti-TPO antibodies (?) - 41 (>34)

January 2014

TSH - 2.7 (0.2-4.2)

February 2014

TSH - 3.6 (0.2-4.2)

March 2014

TSH - 1.87 (0.2-4.2)
FT3 - 4 (3.1-6.8)
FT4 - 16.8 (12-22)
Anti-TPO antibodies (?) - 33.5 (>34)
Anti-TG antibodies (?) - 103.5 (>115)

May 2014

TSH - 4.5 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 19.3 (12-22)

June 2014

TSH - 2.50 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15.7 (12-22)
FT3 - 4.6 (3.9-6.7)

July 2014

TSH - 0.36 (0.2-4.2)

Doctor says I am on the correct dose but why do I have these symptoms?

Dry skin
Weight loss
Increased sweating
Muscle weakness
Heavy and long periods
Hair loss

I feel at a complete loss in midst of the normal TSH result since my doctor says I am on the correct dose. I am starting to feel that she is right...

Any advice would be greatly welcome. Thanks

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My test results are normal hence no replies I take it. Great. Just so I know where I stand...

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There is no such thing as 'normal' my dear. We are each of us unique, therefore, what is normal for me, may not be normal for you. The weight loss might be a clue. Most hypothyroid sufferers have unexplained, or uncontrollable weight gain.

To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

- EE Cummings, poet

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Hon, I know it's frustrating when no one replies to your posts, particularly when it's your life and your health that's at stake.
The problem is that no one knows how to help you, and perhaps no one understands the symptoms and issues any better than you do.
We all wish you luck in your diagnosis, however, and hope that when (not if, but when) you do find out what's going on, you'll post to update us and maybe help out the next person who is going through the same thing. There are lots of posts on this forum that are two, three, four, and five years old with no updates to explain whether or not the issues were resolved (or at least treated with some good results). All of us are hopeful that our problems can be fixed, and we can get back to a "normal" life, and we all can use some good advice and encouragement from those who are going through the same thing.
Stay positive. If you're still having problems, be proactive in your treatment. Try alternative things, like diet and lifestyle changes. Change doctors if you need to, until you find one that cares enough about you to do whatever it takes to make you feel better and fix what's wrong.
Stay strong, and know that we're all out here trying to do the same.

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After analyzing your report , your complaints are suggestive of mainly Hyperthyroidism except constipation(hypothyroidism), and last TSH 0.36 ,so one can come down on thyroxine dose provided the TSH level is kept below 5 : (BUT ONLY AFTER CONSULTING UR DOCTOR)

Disclaimer : This is just my opinion and NOT above the ur doctors advise