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  • BiomedEE has replied to a post on the message board

    This is my exact thought as well, sounds like a higher Free t4 scenario. Shortness of breath is a classic HYPER symptom caused by way too much T4 medication and as measured by the Free t4 lab. ---- Two common problem areas and some symptoms often faced post TT As thyroid cancer survivors, having no thyroid, we are fairly unique medically in that we can experience both an excess (hyper) and a deficiency (hypo) simult...

    January 18 at 12:44 PM view post
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      It is always better to work with the actual thyroid hormones, Free t4, Free t3 and Reverse t3 than it is TSH, though you have to worry about when you get the blood draw to use the Free T labs well. For some ideas http://biomedee.blogspot.com/

      January 17 at 4:26 PM view post
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        What are your actual thyroid hormone levels? TSH is a pituitary hormone, not a thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones are: Free t4, Free t3, Reverse t3. Often when the Free t4 is up there over say 1.3 or 1.4 the dose needs reduction as it causes palps in some people. If one needs TSH suppression and T4 causes palps, one can take the Free t4 down to say 1 or 1.1, and add some T3 (NOT once a day!!) and it should not cause...

        January 17 at 4:06 PM view post
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          What are your thyroid hormone levels, and thyroid hormones are Free t4, Free T3, and Reverse T3. TSH is a pituitary hormone and is not a direct measure of thyroid hormones. SOmetimes when the Free T4 is too high for an individual it can cause lots of pain, I get that when it goes up but is still in the so called range.

          January 17 at 3:54 PM view post
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            If you have GI issues with thyroid issues three areas to look into are: 1 Carcinoid https://www.carcinoid.org/ 2 MTHFR Which is active/methyl issues with B vitamins, particularly Folic acid (such as enriched flur bread has). That can cause issues around the upper GI, some have liver issues, and other issues 3 Low stomach acid See sites like Mercola or others on how to add apple cider vinegar instead of PPI's

            December 13 at 4:28 PM view post
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              Be sure to ask for Free t3, Free t4, reverse t3. TSH is a good thing to monitor for thyroid cancer but it isn't a thyroid hormone. Sometimes things like Vitamin D influences things as well, best to have a primary care check those things.

              August 15 at 7:31 PM view post
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                If there is cancer it is slow growing. I had nodules on all sides, they took something like 6 samples total during FNA, and 5 were positive for cancer. But I also had an uptake scan checking if nodules are cold/hot, ultrasound mapping, and during the FNA the pathologist and radiologist were in the room to make sure sample were good samples and that the areas of concern seen on the two imaging modalities were biopsied...

                August 07 at 11:24 AM view post
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                  If you don't do well on T4 only, numbers like a FT4 of 1.7 can leave such people very sick. I am certainly sick at those numbers, and very much so. When the FT4 starts going up higher in the range I immediately start getting HYPER symptoms, plus I get HYPO symotoms. I take NP Thyroid currently, in three doses to solve that issue. So it is a bit more work going to 2 or 3 doses per day, but in general a person on NDT ...

                  August 03 at 1:23 PM view post
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                    Just be sure on the Tg reading you didn't take Biotin in any vitamin, supplement, or otherwise for a few days before the reading. It can interfere with the reading.

                    August 03 at 1:15 PM view post
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                    About BiomedEE

                    Patient, Survivor
                    Thyroid Cancer
                    After Treatment, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Treatments, Supplements, Support, Diagnostic Imaging

                    http://biomedee.blogspot.com/

                    Papillary thyroid cancer, multiple positive nodules both sides, warthin tumor variant. Thyroidectomy April 2009.

                    Married. Two girls but mostly empty nest now. Wonderful caring wife - my better half.

                    Career: Biomedical engineer for many years at NIH in Bethesda, MD. Bio-instrumentation, LabVIEW, imaging. Spent years on several medical journals as peer reviewer on medical measurement systems articles and systems for diagnosis of various medical conditions.

                    Swedenborg the scientist, engineer, and world's most unique Christian theologian who has quietly inspired people of all faiths to deepen the good and take away the negative of religion. This has included people such as Helen Keller, Van Morrison, and many others. A belief of mutual respect, love, and deeper concern for others.

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