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#1 Runa-D


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:51 PM

So, here I am again.. was doing fabulous on 16.25mcg of Nature Throid but yet again, here I am symptomatic... 


This time it's dizziness.. heart palps (which are there ALL the time).. nausea (no vomiting).. weakness.. tired but can't sleep.. general shakiness & really anxious/over-emotional... 


Is the dizziness a normal thing with a higher TSH? That seems to be the most unnerving thing.. I also have to fly to Florida on this Sunday & don't need to feel terrible going through the airport.. 


Also, was at the dox & she ran my tests.. even though the TSh is flagged as high.. and I messaged her (with no reply) I know I must have my meds raised.. so, upped it to 32.5 mcg.. just wondering if raising the meds could cause dizziness? Should I just give it time to work? 


Tests came back latest:





6.42 mcIU/mL 0.30 - 5.00 mcIU/mL


Free T3

3.3 pg/mL

2.0 - 4.4 pg/mL


Free T4

1.21 ng/dL 0.80 - 1.80 ng/dL



Thank you for your time.. and Happy Summer Solstice!

 ER     10/21/18 ---TSH-1.61 (.30 - 5.00) FT4 & FT3 pending


  PCP 10/18/18-- TSH .73 ..........FT3=2.5 (2.0-4.4)..... FT4=1.01 (.8-1.8)


  PCP 8/01/18--   TSH 2.02 ....    FT3=2.6 (2.0-4.4).... FT4= .88 (.8-1.8).......  RT3=12   (8-25)


6/11/18----T3Free-3.3 .......TSH-6.42.....FreeT4... 1.21 PCP



  4/3/18----T3Free- 2.7 

                 TSH- 4.63

                 FreeT4- 1.25 

                 T4 TOTAL -   8.79 (4.5 - 11.7 mcg/dL)

                 T3 Reverse- 16         (8-25 ng/dL)

                 TSI- <89% baseline  (<140%)

                 Thyroglobulin Antibody- 15   (10-115 IU/mL) 

                 TPO-   221     (5-34 IU/mL)


    3/6/18----T3Free-3.2........TSH-2.04.....FreeT4...1.28  PCP

  12/8/17----T3Free-2.6 .......TSH-1.83....FreeT4...1.16  PCP

10/17/17----T3Free-n/a........TSH-4.21....FreeT4...1.4    ENDO

10/12/17----T3Free-2.52......TSH-3.12....FreeT4...1.0    PCP

10/10/17----T3Free..............TSH-2.98....FreeT4.......     Emergency Room   

  8/14/17----T3Free..............TSH-4.59....FreeT4...1.2    PCP

  5/31/17----T3Free..............TSH-2.20....FreeT4...1.2    PCP


  5/18/16----T3Free-2.55 .....TSH-2.58....FreeT4...1.2






  9/13/15----T3Free-n/a........TSH-16.0....FreeT4.......     Emergency Room

  4/23/13----T3Free-n/a........TSH- 3.0.....FreeT4........


NORMAL RANGES According to PCP & Endo testing: 

TSH---     .350 - 5.5   mIU/mL  

FreeT4--      .9 - 1.8   ng/dL

FreeT3--  2.30 - 4.20 pg/mL


From 9/13/15 to 3/1/16--Taking 50mcg  Levothyroxine

**Diagnosed 9/16/15 with Hashimoto's


From 3/1/16 to 11/4/16--Taking 25mcg Levothyroxine

From 11/4/16 Endo stopped my Levothyroxine however I still took 12.5mg due to heart palps & breathlessness

From 2/2/17 I stopped taking Levothyroxine & started 200mg Selenium w/ Zinc 1x a day--NEVER FELT BETTER until 6 months later & heart palps, breathlessness, anxiety, hair loss reoccurred.


UPDATE: 10/17/17--My PCP told me all my symptoms (severe anxiety, breathlessness, heart palps, extreme fatigue, hair loss) were from anxiety,                                           suggested I go see a psychiatrist & prescribed xanax.. I have, as of today, found a new PCP & will be seeing her n Oct 26.. I also                                     have a new Endo that I see January 18, 2018 for the 1st time... 


UPDATE: 11/2/17 --Saw my new PCP she said my T 4's were a bit low and prescribed 16.25 of Nature Throid--currently taking 1/2 tab to ease into it

                                she said my antibody tests were great & doesn't think I'm having thyroid flare. Still have heart palps, high anxiety/fatigue, slight                                          shortness of breath... hair falling out, ears ringing, weakness... severe stomach issues in the last 3 days since starting the new                                          meds---appt to recheck thyroid after Christmas--new Endo scheduled for 1/18/18


UPDATE: 10/22/18-- was on 16.25 of nature throid.. Nature Throid changed the formula & my TSH skyrocketed to 6.42 in June (6/11/18) New PCP gave me a prescription for 15mg of NP thyroid.. felt Ok most of the summer but beginning of August I started feeling worse. Since taking it my numbers have been all over the place.. current symptoms are severe shortness of breath started 12 days prior to this entry when I upped the dose to 45mg of NP.. have lowered the dose but severe anxiety and shortness of breath persist... labs show optimal ranges however, I feel the worst i've felt since before i was diagnosed... levels have continued to fall even though I've lowered the dose.. TSH went from .73 to 1.61 in 4 days.. FT3 and FT4 are now nowhere near optimal... PCP took iron, B-12 to test for deficiency.. all #'s are within range... at a loss to why my TSH continues to decrease while I decrease my thyroid medication... have an appointment w/ a functional medicine doctor Dec 28 and a tentative appointment w/ Endo january 24, 2019... 



9/16/15    Anti-Thyroglobulin---------27 <60 

             **Anti-Thyroperoxidase--4998 <60




              Thyroglobulin Antibody 13 IU/mL --------------------0 - 115 IU/mL

              TPO (Microsomal) Antibody 25.0 IU/mL -----------5.0 - 34.0 IU/mL

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#2 Lovlkn


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:19 PM

You are currently hypo - maybe that's the issue - barely 1/2 of range for both FT-4 and FT-3

Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

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#3 Isthmus123


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:14 PM

I have been dizzy being hypo before. I personally didn't like Naturethyroid but I am a good converter of T4 to T3.
2012 TSH 1.7 (no issues, no symptoms)Fall 2014 TSH #s pre-surgery= 1.8 & 2.010/13/14 TSH 1.83 (.34-5.6), FT3 2.2 (2.39-6.79), FT4 0.81 (.58-1.64), TSH 1.83 (.34-5.6), T3 Reverse 17 (7-24), 0 antibodies Partial thyroidectomy 12/20014 (benign tumor)2/2015 TSH 1.96, FT3 2.26/2015 TSH 2.512/2015 TSH 3.503/2016 TSH 3.09 (symptoms worsening)4/17/2016 Start 25 mcg Levothyroxine4/30/2016 TSH 2.095/01/2016 Reduce to 0.125mcg Levo5/31/16 TSH 2.66, FT4 0.738/12/16 TSH 2.7710/13/16 Switch to Naturethyroid12/8/16 TSH 2.1, FT4 0.86, T3 1341/16/2017 TSH 2.4, FT4 0.8 (range 0.8-1.8), FT3 3.3 (range 2.3-4.2)2/01/2017 TSH 3.2 (Switched to Synthroid)02/25/2017 TSH 2.09, FT4 1.06 (.82-1.77)04/10/2017 TSH 2.22, FT4 1.0 (0.8-1.8), FT3 3.0 (2.3-4.2)06/12/2017 TSH 2.8, FT4 1.0 (0.8-1.8), FT3 2.9 (2.3-4.2)11/10/2017 TSH 0.58 Free T4 1.2 (0.8-1.8) Free T3 2.7 (2.0-4.6)02/09/2018 TSH 0.06 (after taking 88mcg 2 days a week. 75mcg 5 days a week)
02/28/18 Free T3: 3.9 (2.0-4.4)
05/08/18 TSH 0.01, Free T4 1.5 (0.8-1.8) (after 2 months of 75mcg daily)<p>

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