Thyroid levels

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Childrens levels are a little different than adult levels. However a TSH even for an already diagnosed and treated child is too high and would require med. does adjustment. I would get in touch with the specialist myself and see if I could get an adjustment. Or change doctors.
My question is: when were the first thyroid levels addressed? and how were those numbers landed upon? and why those numbers? were they created by a man?
If a TOP was ran do you have those levels? Your daughter may be just hypothyroid since both Hashi and hypo thyroid symptoms run very similiar. The TPO test will tell if Hashi is the problem attacking the gland.
In my opinion the very best way to treat a thyroid patient is to test and adjust the levels of FT3 and FT4 with whatever type of medication is required to relieve symptoms, without being constrained by resultant TSH levels. Symptom relief should be all important. Your doctor clearly doesn't understand or agree with this. You are going to have to discuss all this and push him to prescribe meds enough to relieve symptoms, or else you need to find a good thyroid doctor that will do so.
TSH is a pituitary hormone and influenced by many factors other than thyroid hormone levels. TSH should not be used to adjust meds unless TSH levels are supported by corresponding FT3 and FT4 levels. By "shakes". do you mean hand tremors? Is your BP or HR either elevated or suppressed? Do you have heat or cold intolerance?
These are normal thyroid levels and carry a low probability of a thyroid disorder.
i had thyroid cancer had my thyroid removed now my level is 89 its not suppose to be above 5 im scared
My definition of a good thyroid doctor is one that will treat your symptoms by testing and adjusting the biologically active thyroid hormone (FT3 and FT4) levels with whatever type of medication is required to alleviate symptoms, without being constrained by resultant TSH levels. I suggest that you tell your doctor that this is the approach you would like to take and start with testing for FT3, in addition to the FT4 and TSH testing.
Just last month I had my thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed.Now I`m waiting to bottom out.Last week my TSH level was 7 and this week it was 6.Can you tell me what my TSH level should be when I have bottomed out? I thought it should go down but someone told me it should be going up so if you could let me know that would be great.Thanks!
Also be aware that Anti-thyroid meds can change your levels very quickly so that you go from hyper to hypo in no time at all. Get her tested every 2 weeks if I was you until things start to stabilise. I had RAI done in June 08 and havent looked back. I too have Graves and was hyperthyroid.
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