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Question: new tsh levels


 kate - Wed May 30, 2007 12:41 am

i am a 27 yr old female grad student. in the past year my thick hair has thinned considerably (self-conscious!). had blood test and saw derm. everything ok except tsh levels were 4.8- told this was in normal range but the new recommendations advise not being above 3.0. I do have hair loss, scratchy eyes, and severe tiredness. i feel something is off with me despite living a very healthy lifestyle. i also fit some hyper symptoms though in that i have always been thin and have now began sweating too much!! my mom was recently found to have extreme damage to her thyroid and body as a result of thryoid problems. how do i go about finding out if i am developing a thyroid problem when my doc says the level is normal??
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed May 30, 2007 12:12 pm

User avatar At this point, really the best thing for you to do would be to have a repeat TSH test in a few months (2-6 months). Also, you should have a free T4 level tested.

Best wishes.

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