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Posted by: elli | 2011-01-07

Thyroid

Hi Doc.

Last year my Thyroid reading was 5.8
6 month later was yesterday i was tested again and now today the 7.1.2011 my reading is 0.2

Please let me know if it is bad and what can happen? as i am
quite worried about it.

Many thanks

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Our expert says:
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hi

your thyroid has gone from being under active to overactive. if you have been on thyroid medication this could be the cause. it is best to have your thyroid regulate. i suggest consulting with the practitioner who is currently treating you to establish medication forward.

Kind regards
Dr Debbie
www.drdebbie.co.za

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Posted by: LN | 2011-02-08

I am sssuming that the readings relate to your TSH level. It appears that you were hypothyroid(underactive thyroid) at the time of first testing. . Again, I am assuming that you were then put on meds (most likely Eltroxin), which brought the level right down. This level of 0.2 is just about below the lower limit of normal.

A T4 test is required to determine if the TSH level of 0.2 is normal for you, or if a dosage adjustment of meds is necessary.
This will also be dependent on presenting symptoms relating to your thyroid gland.

Best of luck

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