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Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Radiotherapy and surgery done. Found low cotisol, tsh level. Any treatment?

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My uncle diagnosed craniophryngioma with hyperthyroidism.Surgery had been already took place after that radiotherapy was also done in smooth manner.Before 2-3 days back we have done some test where observertions are ass Follows:
T3- 87.4 , T4- 8.27 , TSH- 0.013 (Ref range:- 0.28 To 4)
Cortisol- 0.43 (Ref Range 6.2 To 19.4)
We obeserve that Cotisol and TSH are on Lower side
Please suggest further treatment
Posted Wed, 8 May 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. P.V Pradeep 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXX,

Please mention the dose of thyroxine (Eltroxin) your uncle is taking now.

Is he having any symptoms since his cortisol is low

Please reply
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Radiotherapy and surgery done. Found low cotisol, tsh level. Any treatment? 1 hour later
Etroxin 100mcg daily

Symptoms:-
Constipation
Increased Sensitivity to cold
Fatigue / feeling slowed down
Paleness /dry skin
Sadness/Depression
Weakness
Puffy face
Decreased taste and smell


 
 
Answered by Dr. P.V Pradeep 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXX,

Your TSH levels are below normal. I would suggest lowering of thyroid supplements. If I were to be your treating doctor, I would suggest 75 microgram tablet. Please discuss with your treating doctor and lower your medication.

Your cortisol seems fine, you need not worry and continue the same medication.

Let me know if you need clarifications.

Warm regards
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Radiotherapy and surgery done. Found low cotisol, tsh level. Any treatment? 31 minutes later
As per report test for cortisol shows as follows:-
Cortisol- 0.43 (Ref Range 6.2 To 19.4)
Once again we are asking that cortisol level is low whether this would impact functionality of Body
 
 
Answered by Dr. P.V Pradeep 29 hours later
Ideally, for estimating cortisol, you have to shift the patient to another steroid called hydrocortisone and then skip one dose before measuring it. I don’t know how your test was performed. Since the dose of Omnacortil provided is adequate and since there are no symptoms of hypocortisolemia, I suggest you to just continue present dose and I don’t want to confuse you further.

Hope this helps. Take care!
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