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I just got finished with my diagnosis of hot nodule. My 30 yr old daughter went for a surgery clearance and her TSH was 0.09. He redid the test including free T3 and T4.
free t4: 0.71 - 1.85 range she is 1.78
free t3 2.3 - 4.2 range she is 3.5
TSH 0.4 - 4.70 she was 0.09 on Monday at 3 pm appt.
Retest: 1:30 on Wednesday ( 1 day between tests) she was 0.015
Is it possible to drop that much in a day? It took me 3 months to raise my TSH from 0.005 to 0.015 so I really don't get this.
Her antibody test hasn't come in yet. She's cleared for surgery based on T's. Getting an answer from this pcp office is like pulling teeth. Of course, the dr won't call us.
So my first question is: is this much of a drop possible in one day or could it be a bad test?
Second: Without a diagnosis, is it safe for her to start L-Carnitine to raise TSH even with normal T's?
It will take a couple to a few months to get to see an endo.
I asked why the doctor was hesitant to clear her without the T's and they said thyroid storm. What? Normal surgery clearance doesn't even include thyroid tests. He only tested hers because of mine.
I thought you get thyroid storm from very high levels of thyroxine or if they do thyroid surgery?
Help!! This has been a hellish week.
Thank you all and Happy St. Patrick's Day :-)
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