Thyroid levels help

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I recently got my tsh and free t4 back from my cardiologist and my levels are

Tsh: 1.190 (0.450 - 4.500 ulu/M)

T4 (free): 2.60 (0.82-1.77 ng/dl)

He wants me to see a thryoid specialist because my " levels are high". My old GP in the past used to tell me when my tsh was normal and t4 high that it was a false positive so there's nothing to worry about. Kind of confused at the moment. Any thoughts on my thryoid results???

Btw im experiencing some pulsating on the side of my mid neck and circulation issues with swollen hands/ sometimes painful or cold.


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    randomly throughout the day I will feel my pulse in my neck. 95% of the time it's just one random strong pulse. Some days i feel it only once or twice a day some other days I'll feel it like 20 times throughout the day.

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    Hi eddie25439, most hyperthyroid patients present with elevated thyroid hormone levels and a suppressed TSH level. In a subgroup of patients, thyroid function tests may seem confusing at first glance but are explainable when confounding factors are eliminated and the clinical context is taken into account. 

    For more information, you could have a look at the scientific article with the title: Pitfalls in the measurement and interpretation of thyroid function tests, 2013, published in the journal: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Full-text access is available. (I'll send you the link via private message.)

    Would be great to hear what your thyroid specialist finds out. 

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      Hi arlea13920, I have sent you the link about a month ago via private message. Just to let you know.

      Good luck, and hope you respond well to your treatment with antithyroid drugs.  

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      Thanks DanR. I never got your message, I lost my connection to this site, but I truly appreciate what I have learned from you, and a few others. You kept me from being discouraged, and I want to thank you so much for your kind words.

      God bless you my friend

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