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711d

My numbers are good with synthroid but I still feel tired, my hair is falling out my skin is dry inspite of oils and lotions, depression comes and goes even on meds. What else can I do?

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      703d

      Should I see an endocrinologist or different dr other than my nurse practitioner? Perhaps she can refer me?

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      703d

      Should I see an endocrinologist or different dr other than my nurse practitioner? Perhaps she can refer me?

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      703d

      My TSH was tested in 10-21 and was .9888 MCIU/ML so it's high standard is 0.4- 0.45

    • MummaD11

      703d

      Do you also take a T3 med? Might help.

    • Dia

      711d

      I would suggest T4 and T3 plus thyroid antibodies. If you have antibodies it means you have Hashimotos which can be treated differently.

    • PowerPuffGrrrl

      711d

      When you say your “numbers are good”—what specifically? I ask because I had my TSH tested again and again & it wasn’t until someone finally tested my T4 that they found a problem.

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        711d

        @PowerPuffGrrrl haven't had my T4 tested. Should I specify I want that test? What difference would it make?

        • Kendra363

          703d

          @Share TSH tells the thyroid how much to make. The thyroid uses this to determine how much T4 and T3 to make. T4 is like a transporter. It doesn't actually do anything. When T4 gets to a cell the cell converts it to T3. T3 is what actually does the work. There is some T3 in your blood but it's mostly T4. So basically it's TSH ->thyroid->T4 in blood-> T3 in cells. Since there are many steps between TSH and T3 (the active hormone), TSH does not give a full picture. There can be a problem at any one of these steps (for me it was T4 not converting to T3 so my TSH was normal). Your doctor should at minimum test your TSH and T4. Ideally even have your T3 tested. I had to request it specifically.

        • PowerPuffGrrrl

          711d

          @Share T4 is the free floating thyroid hormone & TSH is the hormone stimulates making it. I can’t explain what the differences in all the numbers mean, just that my TSH has always been completely in the normal range but my T4 runs low meaning I don’t have much thyroid hormone circulating. I would definitely ask for a T4 test too.

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