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This is is Dr. David
what were your most recent thyroid hormone levels?
what was your TSH level?
The most recent was results back today and that my levels were high after previously being very low. Due to the day, I assume, I could not obtain further information. I do not know my exact details or levels as I could only speak to the receptionist.
I would continue to take your medications until you are able to get a copy of your lab reports or talk to your doctor directly for further instructions.
the receptionist should not be giving you lab results without the full picture of what is going on.
your doctor might need to still fine tune your dose
there are TSH results and T4 and T3 levels.
T3 has a shorter 1/2 life than T4 and so T3 can vary up and down more quickly.
so you need to call up your doctor on Monday and find out the results of your lab testing and see if your dose needs to be changed
but until then you should still keep taking your medications as directed as your doctor.
I would not start and stop your medication based on what you think the receptionist said your levels were.
do you have any other questions?
Hello sorry still here
One thing I have felt incredibly tired the last few days and more so since my diagnosis
then it will be very important to get repeat blood testing to see what your thyroid hormone levels are now.
if they indeed are high, this can cause you to be hyperthyroid and this can cause poor sleep, fast racing heart rate, increased appetite, weight loss.
Ok thank you Dr. You have cleared up quite a few concerns for me and I appreciate your time and I will contact you if i have further questions.
you are welcome
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