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Hi Does anyone know where to find out the 'normal' ranges for TSH blood tests. Its so confusing looking on the web, as there seems to be great variation. My recent tests showed 4.5 for this, yet I feel really hypothyroid. I'm already taking 100mcg thyroxine, but just don't feel right.

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    Ranges differ accross the country, depending on waht lab does the testing.

    Your TSH looks to me to be borderline Hypo, and if I were you I would look to be on a higher replacement dose.

    I find life hard if my TSH goes higher than 1. and am lucky that I have found a GP who will treat my symptoms along with my numbers rather than just my results.

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    Hi there I was looking for this info aswell, my levels of TSH are 6.87, i'm on 75 mcg of thyroxine daily and am increasingly finding things difficult, my T4 is also at 11.6.

    I would love to find out where I can monitor these or compare them with what should be the 'normal' levels.

    Leona xx

    [quote:12281bbe0e=\"C\"]Ranges differ accross the country, depending on waht lab does the testing.

    Your TSH looks to me to be borderline Hypo, and if I were you I would look to be on a higher replacement dose.

    I find life hard if my TSH goes higher than 1. and am lucky that I have found a GP who will treat my symptoms along with my numbers rather than just my results.[/quote:12281bbe0e]

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    Hi there I was looking for this info aswell, my levels of TSH are 6.87, i'm on 75 mcg of thyroxine daily and am increasingly finding things difficult, my T4 is also at 11.6.

    I would love to find out where I can monitor these or compare them with what should be the 'normal' levels.

    Leona xx

    [quote:3c68049524=\"C\"]Ranges differ accross the country, depending on waht lab does the testing.

    Your TSH looks to me to be borderline Hypo, and if I were you I would look to be on a higher replacement dose.

    I find life hard if my TSH goes higher than 1. and am lucky that I have found a GP who will treat my symptoms along with my numbers rather than just my results.[/quote:3c68049524]

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    Hi there....

    When my TSH is 5+ I do not feel right and am usually sent for a re-test by my doctor 2 months or so later. So yes, Leona, I would also be looking towards upping my dose if I were in your shoes.

    Not sure about 4.5.... I think that needs retesting in a few months definitely. The problem with increasing the dose if you are borderline, is that it can make you over active.

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