Hope someone out there can help me, I have Graves, and did RAI in May. Since then , have had my levels checked every month. I am now on .1mg levoxyl. Had my levels checked last week, and told my TSH is .06 (low), and my T4 is 1.78 (normal). I don’t know what the norms are for the lab ( I will call tomorrow and find out), but was told to lower my dose of levoxyl to .75. I don’t feel normal, gained 6# since my RAI, am tired, and have other symptoms that are not “normal” for me. My question is am I now hypo, or still hyper? Thanks for any info you may be able to give me.
There is an inverse relationship between TSh and being hypo or hyper. So if your TSH is real low, you are hyperthyroid. If your TSH is high then you are Hypothyroid. So, your TSH is low and your doctor has lowered your thyroid replacement so you are Hyperthyroid. Hope this helps…
Shawn I was diagnosed as hyperthyroid last Novembere (1997). As soon as they started me on an antithyroid drug my levels for any thyroid test were “normal” BUT For the past several months I have been telling the doctor that I don’t feel “normal for me”. He has gradually increased the dose of medicine and I go for another month. This seems to be an inching along job, creeping closer and closer to my “normal”
If you read some of the earlier posts to the board, other people have mentioned that normal thyroid tests according to lab work is not always co-incident with normal feeling of the body involved. You are the one living inside your skin, the doctor is not in there with you and can not feel what you do. Remember the Bell curve from school, well everyone’s thyroid readings fall under it so some are “Normal” at one end of it, some at the other end and the majority are in the middle.
Keep working with your doctor until you feel normal for you.