Ndalt0n 2015-12-08 17:26:21
for someone who has not been diagnosed with thyroid disease?
My husband went from
TSH 1.08 .4-4
FT4 1.1 .71-1.85
FT3 3.2 1.5-4.1
TSH 2.82 .4-4
FT4 1.4 .71-1.85
FT3 4.3 1.5-4.1
Does it just not mean anything?
They also did an antibody test on him and it came back negative, no
number or reference range just a choice of negative or positive.
He’s been having crippling pain in all of his joints since about May
of 2002. But in that time he has been able to lose 20 pounds. Also
his mom was never diagnosed, that we know, hypo, but she was severely
overweight for all the time that I knew her and unable to lose it
despite exercise and eating salads. She only finally lost some when
she went on SugarBusters.
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Oldvintagerose 2015-12-08 17:26:27
<< He's been having crippling pain in all of his joints since about May of 2002. >>
Has he had a RF blood test? This would be to check for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Cavalier 2015-12-08 17:26:31
who >has not been diagnosed with thyroid disease?
the above figures seem quite good – TSH below 2 – very nice and the free t4
and t3 look good too.
this TSH is not too bad for some people – for other it would be too high,
but free t4 and t3 are still looking good. Hope someone will comment on the higher ft3.
the rise in TSH may be indicative of a thyroid problem, but remember the TSH
can vary throughout the same day – deT, Kevin and other posters have written
about this – maybe they are reading and can comment further. Did your
husband have the tests done at the same lab, and at the same time of day?
Have there been any huge changes in his diet?
antibody tests are notoriously unreliable — many false positives — but a
negative result sounds good. Some labs give a measurment, and other labs
indicate either positive or negative.
If you are absolutely convinced that there are other family members who have
thyroid disease it would be good to test on a regular basis to determine a
potential problem. Physical changes may occur long before the blood test
results indicate a problem, but it is often difficult to convince a doc.
that there *is* something wrong when the bloodtest results indicate
Has the crippling pain in his joints been investigated? I hope he gets some
treatment for this and feels well soon.
Oldvintagerose 2015-12-08 17:26:39
<< antibody tests are notoriously unreliable -- many false positives >>
I have never heard of this. My antibodies were checked twice…both times they
were positive…I assume I can feel this was correct?
Bnd777 2015-12-08 17:26:55
I would suspect Genetic Thyroid Resistance as the problem affecting both him
and his mother
Could also be low Testosterone and DHEA
Mombu 2015-12-08 17:27:17
On 27 Jun 2003 16:27:50 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (OldVintageRoses)
Yes. The impression the general practitioner gave us was that it was
slightly positive but not a complete confirmation.
He’s seeing a rheumatologist later this month.
Both thyroid tests were the same lab, the drs office has a lab
in-house. I don’t know if they were the same time though.
Thanks to everyone for the responses.