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savebabe
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What is considered Hypothyroid? My current t4 level is 8.8 and I believed that is considered high.

Any thoughts?

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Anyone?
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If your t4 is high, based on the reference range (do you know it?), then you would not be hypothyroid.

Hypothyroid causes LOW t4. Free t4 is best to measure.

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Are you on replacement? What is TSH level?

For some it can be considered sub-clinical hypothyroidism.

Usually meaning they cannot discern a cause.

Usually balance of all hormones including calcium and D is the key.

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You could very well be in early stages of hypothyroid though.

I would get an adrenal saliva test and I would check the following...

rT3
Free T3
Free T4
Both antibodies


This will give you a great indication of what your endocrine is doing.

but at the end of the day you have to treat Lyme and Co : )

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These are all good tips!

I am also low in vitamin D, so this may be adding to the problem.

I wil also ask for the saliva test next time I visit my llmd.

Thanks

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savebabe, you may want to make sure that you're not iron deficient as well. Check ferritin.

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