Patient Comments: Thyroid Blood Tests - Why Testing

Why did you have thyroid blood tests performed?

Comment from: All choked up, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

My doctor ran a blood test looking for thyroid issues due to issues which resulted after I had a nuclear stress test, which resulted in 2 stents and a balloon being placed in my heart walls. My symptoms are fatigue, feeling of being choked, breathing problems, intense sweating, with sensitivity to heat, with sudden excessive weight gain. A few months ago I had begun having symptoms of heat flashes, weight gain, anxiety, and sleep issues, which I had thought may have been menopause, due to my age, however, I still get cramps, but without bleeding. I know that I need help. I can't seem to be active at all without feeling choked and nauseous!

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Comment from: cozworth, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I am on levothyroxine and my bloods came back at 6 where they should of been between 4/5 and my doctor has told me that I should double up on my tablets to 100mg I asked if I could just take the 75mg as I was on 50mg as I am also diabetic and have to inject myself but he was not any help at all he just told me that I was an adult and other people where on higher doses and to just get on with it, so I need to know if I need the extra with it only being just over the 5 I have an underactive thyroid.

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Comment from: Notwell, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I was diagnosed 10 years ago with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It took three years of adjusting my Synthroid (from 25mcg to 137mcg) and I felt well for a long time. When I recently began having dizziness and shortness of breath (along with body pain and stiffness) my doctor suspected a lung or cardiac disorder. After waiting for a CT and pulmonary tests, the symptoms led me to the ER, and my TSH came in at 8.48. My doctor had said my TSH was normal, however, I know from the years of trials; I am only feeling well below a TSH of 2. Everyone is different, and I now know to ask for an increased dosage of Synthroid to lower my TSH. I hope it starts to work before I end up with cardiac damage.

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Comment from: sharon, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 09

My new doctor looked at me and asked to check my neck. He said he thought i had an enlarged thyroid so he sent me for a untrasound which I had done today and I watched it and asked the tech what was the small things he was measuring. He said they were nodules, and I noticed there were several. This really concerns me I also noticed on the blood work sheet there is blood work for thyroid also.

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Comment from: crazyhazeynut, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I sleep about 14 hours a day and when I'm not sleeping, I'm eating everything in sight.

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Comment from: Ed, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 06

Similar situations to these comments have been associated with brain tumors ( hypothalamic ). Get a brain MRI immediately.

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Comment from: lbagain, Female (Patient) Published: May 03

I had a thyroid antibody test done and it came back at 222 - normal is between 0-34. It has taken three weeks to get an appointment with an endocrinologist. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia and have been put on permanent disability. My mind is going crazy with worry and frustration because I have no answers!

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