Thyroid Bloodwork Request

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I suspect my husband has a thyroid issue going on. He has been gaining weight rapidly, depressed, exhausted, and other things.

I made an appointment for him for next week to have his thyroid considered. I am wondering if there is any specific blood work he should be requesting?

He is about 40 lbs over weight, 33, Not eating Paleo aside from the Paleo options I have available here at the house (His dinner, at least, is usually Paleo).

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



on November 21, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Thanks. I hadn't thought of that!



on November 21, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Rapid weight gain - ask for diabetes blood work too!

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on November 21, 2011
at 08:22 PM

Excellent thyroid resources over on Jamie Koonce's blog: http://www.superherohealthcare.com/thyroid-and-adrenal-research.html

Essential Tests for properly diagnosing hypothyroidism:

T-3 Uptake Free T-3 Free T-4 Reverse T-3 T-7 TAA TPO TG

She also has some excellent information about healing the thyroid over here: http://www.holisticchineseherbs.com/vip-members/



on November 21, 2011
at 07:58 PM

There is tons of good info on http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ .

Also check out Mary Shomon http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm

Read before you go to the doc.



on November 21, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Based on my research a couple weeks ago:

For Thyroid: *TSH *TT4 *TT3 *TT3 uptake

I think I got that off of Chris Kresser's website

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