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by hellohelenhere
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: TSH 4.2, what should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 4011

Re: TSH 4.2, what should I do?

Thank you, Dr Lazarus. I already had antibodies tested - they are low (8), which I hope rules out an auto-immune factor, but doesn't mean I am well. I'm rather shocked that you could suggest no other course of action for someone in my depleted state, than more testing, and waiting for test results t...
by hellohelenhere
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Sense About Science and Thyroid Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 10099

Re: Sense About Science and Thyroid Disease

Dany555, that's such an excellent post that I have kept a copy for reference, I hope you don't mind! You are quite right, and we should make good use of the Ask for Evidence campaign. It's an outrage, really, that the status quo is based on assumptions and custom rather than intelligent analysis of ...
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME/Fibromyalgia
Replies: 8
Views: 11437

Re: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME/Fibromyalgia

Yes, it's both bizarre and tragic that a disease which was successfully treated in the first half of the 20th century, is now left *untreated*. What a shocking situation.
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME/Fibromyalgia
Replies: 8
Views: 11437

Re: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME/Fibromyalgia

... and the same goes for M.E., I think. I feel rather strongly about this, as my husband was sick for the past six years or so, and was lead to believe that he had 'untreatable' M.E./CFS. He started T4 this winter and his health has returned. Why could this not have been done years ago? We're very ...
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME/Fibromyalgia
Replies: 8
Views: 11437

Re: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME/Fibromyalgia

I have to say, I think that CFS should be junked as a diagnosis - it's only a more elaborate way of saying 'tired all the time', which the patient knows for him or herself. What it really means is 'we don't know what your problem is, and we're not going to try to find out. Now go away'.
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: Reference ranges and diagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 4278

Re: Reference ranges and diagnosis

Doctors, can you explain this - why is the top of the testing reference range something between 4.2 and 5, yet for starting treatment, it leaps up to ten? And then once treatment starts, I believe you aim to get it down to 1? Why so many different parameters? I'm absolutely baffled, and it seems tha...
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: TSH 4.2, what should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 4011

TSH 4.2, what should I do?

I'm 46 years old and have the energy levels of an old lady. My TSH is around 4.2, my Free T4 around 14. Ferritin is 18. I'm told that all this is fine and I should be monitored in 6 months. Meanwhile, I'm utterly exhausted and have no stamina. Any strenuous exercise takes a couple of days to recover...
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: Conversion and assimilation of thyroid hormones
Replies: 1
Views: 4125

Conversion and assimilation of thyroid hormones

What happens if the problem is not with production of T4, but with conversion of T4 to T3, or with assimilation of T3 into the cells? Could you please explain how you would detect and treat in these cases?
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: TSH limit in UK too high?
Replies: 4
Views: 3892

Re: TSH limit in UK too high?

Nurse Wright, I do wish my husband had been to your clinic, as he would have been treated long ago (instead of being fobbed off with a CFS/ME diagnosis, until he was finally prescribed T4 this winter and began instantly to regain his health). Dr Beastall; as I said in the other thread, there would b...
by hellohelenhere
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: Standards Inconsistent - Thyroid Symptoms
Replies: 22
Views: 13940

Re: terrible testing in NHS

Dr Beastall, I don't think anyone is taking issue with the quality of the laboratory testing itself - but with the parameters applied and the conclusions drawn, leaving many people untreated. Many of these cases can clearly be seen to be genuine hypothyroid cases since, after fighting for treatment,...
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