subclinical hyperthyroidism

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I am starting a discussion on subclinical hyperthyroidism and wondered if anyone with it could relate their experiences etc.

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    I wasn't sure what subclinical hyperthyroidism meant so in looking it up, I understand it to mean someone who has a normal FT3 and FT4 but less than 0.01 TSH.  I fell into that category.  I have Graves disease and in fact for the first two years my TSH was less than 0.001.  This changed for me when I added supplements to my low dose of Methimazole, first Regular L-Carnitine 3,000 mg, vitamin D 1,000 IU and then Acetyl-L-Carnitine really raised my TSH to 0.70 within the normal range.
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      Yes, I had a thyroid antibody screening done which was positive for Graves as well as a radioactive uptake scan which confirmed the diagnosis of Graves disease.  However, though it often takes time for TSH to come up once on treatment with antithyroid meds, most people in two years would have had their TSH rise and mine didn't.  It only started to rise with the addition of those supplelments after two years.  And I was tested for Carnitine, Vitamin D and Magnesium levels before I started taking these supplements and I was deficient in them.
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