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Thyroid Test Results

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So I went to see my dr. this morning and asked for a copy of my last thyroid panel. I was so right. And I bet if I got copies of all my panels over the last seven years, I'd be right about those, too.

TSH was 2.254 limits of .350-5.50

T4 was 8.0 limits of 4.5-12.0

I dont' know what the T4 means, so if anyone can explain it to me, that'd be great. But from what I understand the TSH scale has been moved down to 2.0 and anything over that is hypo. Which means I was right.

So after my dr appointment I went across the street to a compounding pharmacy and asked about Armour. They were able to give me the names of two doctors in my city that prescribe Armour. I guess my question is this - they aren't listed on any of the thyroid or Broda Barnes' websites. I know Armour takes practice to prescribe correctly and I'm a little hesitant about going to someone who isn't 'endorsed.' What questions should I ask before making an appointment?

Thanks all

Courtney


Courtney - 25

Columbia, SC

Gluten-free since July 8, 2006

Casein-free since October 16, 2006

Went six weeks, and fell back into a deliciously painful world of cheese.

Casein-free (again and for serious this time) December 11, 2006

Stupid cheese addiction....2/07

Dx Hypothyroid in 1993

Dx Gluten & Casein Sensitive through Enterolab 10/06

Dx Adrenal *Exhaustion* 2/07

Originally from WI, I am still in denial over my newfound casein intolerance. I fear I will not be allowed back into the state if I can no longer eat cheese and drink milk. This could pose some trouble over holidays when I wish to visit my family. It also poses a problem involving the severe rage I feel when I have to throw away somebody's unfinished cheese sticks. That is so wrong.

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Hi,

I have read Georgie's stuff. I believe she said anything above 2 should be considered hypo. Also you need to get the Thyoid Peroxidase antibody test. This will show if your body is making antibodies against your thyroid. This is called Hashimotos hypothyroidism. This test is the only thing that showed I had a thryoid issue. The tests you got are extremely innacurate. I believe the "normal" for TSH is .3-3.0. Your doc is using outdated results. I have read that this test only catches about 45% of cases.

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Yeah...they've been using inaccurate tests and results for years now. The only way I was diagnosed with it 13 years ago was that I was so far hypo that they were convinced I had mono!


Courtney - 25

Columbia, SC

Gluten-free since July 8, 2006

Casein-free since October 16, 2006

Went six weeks, and fell back into a deliciously painful world of cheese.

Casein-free (again and for serious this time) December 11, 2006

Stupid cheese addiction....2/07

Dx Hypothyroid in 1993

Dx Gluten & Casein Sensitive through Enterolab 10/06

Dx Adrenal *Exhaustion* 2/07

Originally from WI, I am still in denial over my newfound casein intolerance. I fear I will not be allowed back into the state if I can no longer eat cheese and drink milk. This could pose some trouble over holidays when I wish to visit my family. It also poses a problem involving the severe rage I feel when I have to throw away somebody's unfinished cheese sticks. That is so wrong.

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Hi Courtney, You are definately Hypo. Its bad news but good news as you should find that with complete natural meds like Armour you can resolve more than 90% of your health problems. Armour is so easy to use that most Drs get a panic attack ! You simply record temps, blood pressure, pulse and keep increasing the Armour until your Hypo symptoms go away. You actually go 1/4 grain into Hyper - and then back down. You need a Dr that is happy to increase to WHATEVER you need.PM me if you like as there are a couple of other issues involved - like healthy adrenal function. If you have adrenal fatigue you need to help that too. Most people when dx with Hypo have been ill for years - and their adrenals are weak. If Hypo is dx straight away - this doesn't happen. Sadly - Hypo is very misunderstood. I literally went 30 years being ill. You also need more blood tests as your Dr has missed the most important tests. Free T4, Free T3 shows whats happening, and Thyroid Antibodies show if you have Autoimmune Thyroid which is highly likely as you have another autoimmune disease already ? Celiac? If you have Hashis you will need to keep your TSH as close to 0 as possible. Mine is TSH = 0.1 and my Dr is happy with that and to keep it there with Armour. Check www.stopthethyroidmadness.com

The T4 your Dr did sounds like the wrong type of test. It needs to be FREE T4. And FREE T3 shows the level of active T hormone in your blood. Drs are trained that EVERYONE converts T4 to T3. They did the original tests on male medical students in the 70s. Now they are starting to discover that females convert T hormones differently :rolleyes: . Broda Barnes predicted this international Thyroid disaster when the blood tests were first marketed in the 70s. No one listened back then.


Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.

Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.

Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.

Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.

Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.

News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !

Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!

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