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Help me hack thyroid results?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 18, 2012 at 9:23 PM

So, from reading the literature attached to my bloodwork, it seems that I have two thyroid tests, one of which indicated I am hyper and one which indicated hypo, so I must be misinterpreting something.

They are:

T4, Free: 0.87 ng/dl: Range: [0.9-1.8 ng/dl]

TSH: 1.12 mcUnits/ml: Range: [0.55-4.78 mcUnits/ml]

Theses tests were done, suppossedly because my platelet count was high, about 657,000?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on July 19, 2012
at 09:37 AM

interesting info on your T4 variability. There are studies that report that TSH, T3 and FT3 follow a diurnal rhythm, whereas T4 & FT4 has a similar rhythm but it is not statistical significance. i posted the study links that discuss it here; http://paleohacks.com/questions/74704/reverse-t3-ratio-and-half-life/81363#81363

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 18, 2012
at 11:05 PM

Good idea. Thanks!

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 18, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Well, why the heck would she bother doing all that blood, just to do it incompletely?? It makes me crazy sometimes, how doctors work!

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on July 18, 2012
at 10:37 PM

I work in a lab and will check my thyroid function tests randomly at different times of the year, day, with different diet macros etc. my free T4 is usually the one value that changes constantly, it ranges from 0.87 to 1.4. I have done it enough to realize my T4 changes like the weather and it has stopped bothering me. Have your doc run it again and see if your are always low or if you have a range.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 18, 2012
at 11:05 PM

Good idea. Thanks!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on July 19, 2012
at 09:37 AM

interesting info on your T4 variability. There are studies that report that TSH, T3 and FT3 follow a diurnal rhythm, whereas T4 & FT4 has a similar rhythm but it is not statistical significance. i posted the study links that discuss it here; http://paleohacks.com/questions/74704/reverse-t3-ratio-and-half-life/81363#81363

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on July 18, 2012
at 09:38 PM

You're not misinterpreting anything, it's an incomplete picture. Your doctor didn't do a full thyroid panel, which would inclue T3, antibodies, etc. Chris Kresser did a great thyroid series that goes in depth on the different conclusions you may be able to draw from different test results, so I would recommend reading up on that and getting a more complete panel done. Also stopthethyroidmaddness.com has some test and other recomendations that might be worth looking into.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 18, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Well, why the heck would she bother doing all that blood, just to do it incompletely?? It makes me crazy sometimes, how doctors work!

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