Need Help!! What do These Results Mean?

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Registered: 12-21-2007
Need Help!! What do These Results Mean?
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Thu, 01-21-2010 - 12:18pm

Hi all,


Im curious, I just got back my results after being on levothyroxin 88 mcg for about a month.  My dr said i'm "slightly hypothyroid".  Here is what my results read.  I'm hoping someone here can please help me understand them better??


TSH, 3rd Generation (not sure what this means)     4.43 (says in range)


T4, Free   0.6 (says out of range)


T3, Total   102 (says in range)


CK Total   45 (says in range)


Im 33 years old, on levothyroxin, and was just upped to 100 mcg from 88 mcg.  I dont understand what the results of this test mean to me, and i'm not sure if I should seek out an endocrinologist because this treatment is from my general practitioner.  I've gained lots of weight (about 30-35 lbs) and i've been noticing hair shedding when I put my hands thru my hair (each time about 3-5 hairs come out!!) though I dont know if this is from the thyroid, the medicine, or stress (ive been under lots of stress lately). 


Anyone who can help me understand normal levels and how these results look and who could offer some advice if I need to seek further treatment, please let me know!!

Jacki


153.2 / 152.2 / 120

Jacki

153.2 / 152.2 / 120

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 8:59pm

Hi Jacki,


Welcome to our board.


From your figures, it does look as though you would need a little higher med dose which you did get.

 

Calley7