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    Bobbi, I mentioned what you had said to my mom and she was very interested to know that possibly there may be an answer to how she feels. Were you symptomatic? What brought you to your family doctor for blood work? My mom has symptoms and her current md says she suffers from anxiety and that’s all. But, I think that there may be something to this; especially since the THS blood tests are much more sophisticated than even several years ago. I was just diagnosed last week and am on pills – I plan to do the radioactive stuff in Jan. I don’t like the thoughts of the side effects of this medication for a long period of time. I was very symptomatic and my blood work confirmed the symptoms. And I have had periods of feeling down lately. I hope that you are feeling ok and that your depression subsides.

    Anonymous
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    Thanks, Bobbi. I will give my mother this information and she does have an appointment scheduled with my enco in late Dec. Her blood work is always ok, but she had a scan l5 years ago that was like 90%!! Mine was 66% uptake and I feel crazy!

    Anonymous
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    Mary,

    The same friend/internist who told me about the T3 information also told me that he feels the uptake information is “definitive” for hyperthyroid. If your uptake is way higher than normal (which is, I understand 5%-30%) you HAVE hyperthyroid. Is this semantics? I don’t know. Anyway, he also told me that there is no correlation between uptake results and how you feel. I had made a comment like, “Thank God I was ‘only’ at 61%!! I’d hate to know what I would have felt like if it was any worse.” And he said that the symptoms and the way we feel do not directly correlate with uptake. Someone could be higher than 61% and not feeling as bad as I was feeling. Or, obviously, as you have been feeling at 66%. Good luck.

    Bobbi

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