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High TSH level, laziness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hello xxxx
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor.. I am looking for suggestion regarding my Thyroid problem
Doctor :   pls go ahead
Doctor :   and ask your question
User :   My current report says : User :   T3 : 1.8, T4:9.5 TSH 15.9
Doctor :   Could I confirm your contact details
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Mobile : 0000
User :   I didnt furnish my original details for obvious reasons
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did you get these tests done?
User :   Recently
Doctor :   your TSH is high
Doctor :   hOw old are you?
User :   27 Female (Believe me these are correct)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any treatment?
User :   Yes.. i was before...
Doctor :   Are you married?
User :   50 mcg Eltroxin
User :   I have a 1 year old child (his throid levels are ok)
Doctor :   How long have you been taking this medicine?
Doctor :   ok
User :   2 Years
Doctor :   have you been taking this medicine regularly?
User :   Yes.. daily at around 530 on empty stomach
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   Were your thyroid function tests during your pregnancy normal?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Is the first test during the past 2 years that has given a high TSH level?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :xxxx, do you have any other problems like
Doctor :   intolerance to cold
Doctor :   loss of appetite/ weight gain
User :   No
Doctor :   or body aches/ joint aches?
User :   I didnt gain weight..but didnt lose the weight i gained during pregnancy very easily
Doctor :   ok-
User :   Also sometime I feel very hungry and lazy
Doctor :   it usually takes 9-12 months to loose the weight you gained during pregnancy
Doctor :   feeling hungry is agood sign
Doctor :   laziness is due to your low hormone- T3 level
User :   My T3 is 1.8 and normal range is 0.7 to 2.04 Is the value low?
Doctor :   you will need to repeat the thyroid test again in some time
Doctor :   the value varies with he lab
Doctor :   and the method they use
User :   How frequently should the test be done?
Doctor :   If your lab levels say it is alright
User :   The method is CLIA
Doctor :   then it is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   Is there any chance that you are pregnant now?
User :   How frequently should the test be done?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   because TSh rises in pregnancy also
User :   ok...
Doctor :   you can repeat the test in 1-months time
Doctor :   are you still breast feeding your child?
User :   Every one month?
User :   No..
Doctor :   no- only if it does not show a normal value you need to get it done
Doctor :   if the TSH is still high
Doctor :   your dose of Eltroxin might need to be increased
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Nothing doc.. thanks a lot ..
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   bye
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