I have High TSH and normal TT3 and TT4

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Hello,

My wife have high TSH that is 90.80 and low TT3 And TT4, and she is increasing weight, in last 3 months weight is increased by 10kg. can it be covered by homeopathic or if I go to alophethic do o need to take medicines for life long or there are any thing else which I can do.

Please suggest.

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    That TSH is extraordinarily high. Did you by any chance mean 9.8?

    in any case this is a prima face indication of hypothyroidism that most doctors would treat with thyroid hormone medication. I have no knowledge of homeopathic treatment but have never heard of it having any potential to treat this disease.

    I assume your doctor has checked for goitre or other nasties in the thyroid. If not, get that done ASAP. A gluten-free diet may help but it is not a cure on its own.

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    What does the lab quote as "normal range" for a TSH test? This should be shown on the results, which you are entitled to see.

    I ask this so as to be sure we are not at cross-purposes regarding the unit of measure. The normal range quoted by most labs in North America is below 4.4 so you can see why 90 sounds very high indeed.

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    Well then, that is indeed very high, and I would think that thyroid hormone replacement medication (Synthroid, Levothyroxine etc) will very likely be need to see any improvement.
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    I am so sorry to hear about your wife.  That is an incredibly high TSH!  I feel bad if my TSH goes anything above 4.00 or 5.00.  At 90.00, your wife must feel awful.   She is definitely going to need to start a T4 medicine such as Levothyroxine.   She will most likely need for this for life, as the most common cause for hypothyroidism in developed countries is Hashimoto's thyroid disease, which there is no cure for at this time.  She may be able to help slow down the attack on her thyroid through eating healthy.  No gluten, avoid sugar and processed foods.  When she starts her medicine, it can take a long time before she finds a dose that's right for her and for her levels to come down to where they need to be.  My endo told me that he likes to keep his patients TSH level at around 1.00 because that's where he finds his patients feel best at.  Also, as Dave mentioned, she will need an ultrasound to look for a goiter, nodules..ect.   Tests for thyroid antibodies may be helpful also, to help differentiate between Hashimoto's or another cause of the hypothyroidism.  The names of these test are the TGab and TPO antibody tests.   I wish her the best, as it will not be an easy journey for her with a TSH that high.  With time.. she will slowly start to feel better though. 

     

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    Hi, since most thyroid disease is autoimmune, start with calming your immune system by going to a gluten free paleo style diet. Autoimmune disease is caused by microbial exposure, radiation and chemical exposure. Chemical toxicity can wreak havoc with the immune system. There are many known endocrine system disrupters present in out environment. For thyroid disease, heavy metals, particularly mercury and bromine can really mess with your thyroid. So detoxing the liver can be very helpful in calming the immune system.

    Supplements to support your system are essential amino acid complex, boron, multivitamins and multiminerals. B complex or multivitamins should include coblimated B vitamins. Liquid chlorophyll from a non immune stimulating spout even such as mulberry leaves, turmeric and activated charcoal help detox and calm the immune system.

    Hope that helps. PM me if you have questions, want more details or resources for where to buy things.

     

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    Oh, forgot to mention, you could have antibodies, high reverse T3 or other molecules that bind up active thyroxin, which is why your brain thinks there isn't enough thyroxin. There is, it's just getting bound up. This can be alleviated in part by my previous suggestions.

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    Has she been checked for Grave disease; maybe an antibody cross reaction with the ELISA?  If not, what about central hypothyroidism?  The symptoms are clearly hypothyroid.
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      The antibody tests have a 50% false negative. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose when all other tests show normal. Ultrasound showing cysts or goiter can be used to diagnose. 

       

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