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Did anyone ever figure out what caused you to be hypo to start with?
How long have you been in Florida? Where were you living when you were diagnosed?
What are the reference ranges for your labs? Just curious if they are the same references that my lab uses.
total thyroxine or T4 at my lab is 4.7 - 13.3. - but this represents both the bound (95%) and the free. If some one (hopefully the woman) was on BCP the total thyroxine would be a little elevated anyways - estrogen competes with thyroxine receptors. As estrogen takes thyroxine's place, the "extra" thyroxine gets bound , and you have a "normal" increase in your TT4.
In your case, the numbers all seem to line up.
Great news, because then you can rest easier knowing that you are getting a good read even if you just have a TSH and FT4 checked in the future. I think it is a great idea to have an ultrasound and follow up with an endo. Will you have a choice about which endo to see? I don't remember if we talked about finding an endo that dealt primarily with thyroid rather than diabetes. These docs can be so specialized that it is tough to find the right one.
We talked about Kauai - but we are going to LasVegas instead. I am looking into running trails/parks nearby - it will be nice to run in summer like conditions - we had snow this morning - but it was gone by the afternoon.
i expect the snow will be here to stay by the time we get back. Normal for us is snow that lasts by Halloween.
Good morning and TGIF. Here is the results of blood work I had done on 8/21. CBC W/DIF moderate anisocytosis. WBC: 13.7 RBC 4.71 HGB 9.7 g/DL HCT 33 Percent MCV 78FL, MCH 26PG, MNHC 28,5 G?DL, PLT 302, Neutrophils 58 percent, lymphocytes 23 percent, monocytes 6 percent, eosinophils 4 percent, basohils 1 percent, neutrophil count 1.8 percent, lymphocyte ct 2.1 percent, monocyte ct .02, eosinophil ct .3, basophil ct. .1, RDW 17.6 H- slight anisocytosis, TSH 33.11 H, Ferritin 3.8 L.
PoeDog - moving your lab question to this forum
Any suggestions on what this all means would be greatly appreciated. And I hope I am not hi-jacking this forum with all this detailed information.
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I had my blood drawn Friday for lab work and received the call this morning. They increased my Thyroid medication to 125MG and now want to put me on high cholestrerol medication. What???