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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone tell me what is the normal reading for a thyroid test (tsh). My test read 5.6 and the
doctor said that this results where good but I don't believe him. I believe that it's to high.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Normal range according to labs is .5 - 5.0....however in 2007 they recommended that people be treated over 3.0...I personally am very symptomatic over 4.0 with severe anxiety and depression...over the last 8 weeks my TSH went from 2.6, 6.8, 16, .2 to .1...all due to my inability to absorb the synthroid due to my emotional status is out of control as a result with severe anxiety...if you do not feel well at 5.6 you need to tell your doctor, only you know when you're symptomatic...good luck
42 year old woman diagnosed with UC 1991, Jpouch surgery 1992, Crohn's diagnosis 2009
Current meds: 1200mg xifaxin, 6mg entocort, Humira (started 3/23/09), synthroid, aciphex and 1000mg of cipro
Past meds: bactrum (side effect: rash), pentasa (tried twice in a 4 week period, severe nausea, vomiting and D), levquin (ineffective), flagyl (works, hate the side effects), enemas and suppositories (ineffective), imuran- tried 2/09, landed in the ER with severe back pain and raised liver funtions....

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you only get tsh? How are parathyroid, free t3 and free t4 results? Here is a link
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