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dian
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my thyroid tsh was extremely low and my endo started me on low dose thyroid meds last week. I also have an elevated prolactin blood level, is this common with lyme patients?
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I know that low thyroid is not only common for Lyme, but chronic illness in general. My LLMD explained it as a mechanism of our bodies, that when faced with a chronic infection the thyroid slows down in order to force the body to conserve energy. This is my very simple understanding of what he explained. I am also on a thyroid supplementation.
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Does it generally go back to functioning normally after treatment? I am hypothyroid as well, since this past summer when I became symptomatic, and I am wondering if this is something that will eventually resolve, or will I have to be on thyroid meds forever?
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what thyroid supplementation are you on?

everything on my lab looked good except my T3 was low so I'm on "that" ?

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Have your pituitary checked. I had high prolactin levels and hypothyroid and the ended up having to remove a pituitary tumor. This was 15 years pre-lyme.

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