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Good morning! (10am here in Canada)
I’m hoping I can get some insight regarding my lab work.
My TSH is consistently rising. I take 2.5 mgs methamazole daily. I feel fine, no major symptoms at the moment.
My recent lab work came back and it’s as follows:
TSH 2.18 (0.32-4.00)
T4 13 (9-19)
T3 3.5 (3.1-6.2)
My TSH was undetectable for a long time until I started taking ALC (500mgs) but I’ve basically stopped taking ALC consistently as I seem to be producing TSH on my own, which is good I guess but I don’t understand why my Free Ts remain the same? I’ve had the same Free Ts for over a year even when my TSH was suppressed. Basically, the only number that changes is my TSH, regardless of my dosage of anti thyroid meds.
I’ve tried to lower my dosage last month by taking 2.5mgs every other day and my TSH immediately dipped (again, my T Frees never budged) so I’m back on 2.5mgs daily and TSH shot back up very quickly.
Can someone provide some insight about this? When should I attempt to lower my dose again? I’m afraid my TSH will continue to rise. I have my appt with endo today but tbh she is not very good at reading lab results and tends to skip through explaining anything as long as they’re in the “normal” range.
P.s. not sure if this is relevant but I’ve had all my antibodies tests completed and as far as I know I have only Graves/hyperthyroid. Everything else came back negative.
Thank you in advance.
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