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    I totally agree with that! I was going to a regular MD and he said that my TSH was way below normal -0.05..therefore he said that I must be hyperthyroid. So he put me on PTU and I progressively got sicker and sicker. Finally I was sent to an Endo and he did all the thyroid tests and I found out that I was actually hypo thyroid when I was put on the mega doses of PTU. The way the Endo explained it to me was…that if you are hyperthyroid for a number of years, your pituitary gland tends to get lazy, kind of like falling asleep. He said that not to worry about this the pituitary will eventually wake up. So my suggestion would be to INSIST on having the free T4 test done also. And it definitely pays to go see an Endo…Hope this helps. Take care and God Bless. Pam In Iowa

    Anonymous
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    I’m not sure about the “normal,” range except I had blood test taken at work and the results were done at a lab and it showed all of the correct normal ranges for all the tests including (sTSH as being 0.24-5.40). That’s all I have to go on. Interesting we hear different ranges-would think it would be the same. Can you tell me what the T3 and T4 measure? Terri Sue

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