Tsh levels

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I just received my lab results and my tsh was 7.0. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism since I was 16 and am now 55. My tsh levels the last 4 years have been between .049-2.49. The most recent test shows a level of 7.0.  Should I be concerned?  What could cause my level to shoot up so high?

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    Hi Missy. Did you have any change in BRAND recently. Change in diet? What were your other thyroid tests and their ranges. You probably had an increase in Reverse T3 which blocks receptor sites for Free T3. Maybe you should wait longer before eating a meal. You know to not have any calcium and coffee for 4hrs after taking med. Something changed and you have to figure out what changed.
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      Hi Mar The only thing about meds that I know of is it went from oblong to round shape. I didn’t get any other thyroid tests yet it was a basic work blood draw for insurance.  I’m going to my doctor in a few weeks to discuss the results so hopefully she will do a work in-depth blood work.  Thank you for the help I will ask the dr about these things.
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    Stress can also alter levels. Or maybe other medical conditions. Lack of sleep
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      I have been working a lot of overtime since January so I have been pretty worn out. I also have afib and have undergone an ablation and cardioversion and a pacemaker since last tested.  
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    I too have had Hypothyroidism for years and was told that as I got older I would need to higher the dose. What level of meds are you on now? Sounds like you need an increase. Don’t worry it’s probably just the menopause creeping in. 
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      I was on 150 mcg for years and about a year and a half ago my doctor lowered my dose to 112mcg. 
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      Missy you answered your own question. You had a CHANGE IN DOSAGE FROM 150mcg to 112mcg is a HUGE DROP in dosage. Explains your high TSH. Your doc is being OVERCAUTIOUS bc of your AFIB which can be very dangerous.
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      I guess you’re right I just trusted my doctors opinion.  He has recently retired and I am starting with a new doc in about two weeks I hope she can get this all straightened out. I really appreciate your help 😀

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    Hi Missy, thyroid disease is autoimmune. Most often caused by expisure to chemicals and radiation, mercury, bromine and radioactive iodine are particular culprits that cause thyroid disease. Less often, autoimmune disease can be triggered by microbial or viral infection such as EBV.

    Treat these issues and you stop the autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid, and improve thyroid health.

    Thats the start of why your TSH is suddenly elevated. The other aspect is the whole endocrine system works together to balance energy levels. When one organ goes down, so do the other organs in the endocrine system. If you have adrenal exhaustion, it could worsen thyroid conditions.

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      Hi, thank you for the advice I see my new dr in two weeks and will bring up those points.  I hope she is knowledgeable in this or sends me to a endocrinologist.  I have felt awful the last couple months and have started feeling worse the last few weeks and don’t know if I am back in afib or my thyroid is making me bad 😔

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