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Posted in: Hypothyroidism.

Levels tested - Should I see endo?

From: CyndiL - 2 weeks 4 days ago

I just had my levels checked because I have been gaining weight and having a hard time losing, despite daily exercise and a Paleo lifestyle/diet. I had a mild heart attack back in March and my TSH at that time was 3.6. (no T3/T4 tested at that time) Besides the weight issue, I just started an antidepressant, I am usually constipated, I have memory blanks, and overall low energy. Here are my current levels, all 'normal' per my GP:

TSH: 1.340 (.4 - 5.5) **is the drop from 3.6 significant?
T3 Free: 2.5 (1.8 - 4.6)
T4 Free: 1.1 (.7 - 1.8)
Antibodies: <1.0 (<5.0)

Should I see an endocrinologist in this case? My T3/T4 seem on the low end of 'normal'.

Thanks in advance!

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I think it would be a great idea for you to see an endocrinologist. Ask him/her all the questions you can think of about your thyroid. Tell them everything, about your daily routine, your diet and your antidepressants.

I have a cousin who has an under active thyroid, and she is not as lively as she used to be, she is always feeling down, low on energy, and unmotivated. She was on levothyroxine for a year, and it was obvious there were no changes in her behavior or situation. I believe the cause of her thyroid problem is from STRESS, on the mind body and soul. She has two kids and has had miscarriages in the past. she stresses out alot! Stressing out can play a big role in hyper and hypothyroidism. And thyroid problems are very common aswell as stress :))

Try google hypothyroidism.

I hope my message has helped you out in a way :))