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Hello all;
I recently had blood work done and an annual physical. Now I have the results for the bloodwork and one result I'm not sure about. Yes I have RA and Adrenal insufficiency and heart disease and on and on. lol.
So, My TSH level tested as 0.005uIL/ml. I have sent a message to my Hormone Docs but was just curious what you all think? I do take Levothyroxin for part of my hormone therapy. The hormone therapy all started after I had a tumor removed from the pituitary gland.

  1. ,
    Hello!
    I am not a physician or any sort of a practitioner. I would never give prescribing directions.
    You can share your results with your pharmacist, especially if you feel taking your medication as ordered could be dangerous.
    Definitely get a message with your physician who ordered the medication and ask if there are any changes in your medication needed.
    Let us know how it goes. 🙂
    Julie

    1. Hi . It is true that levothyroxine can decrease TSH levels. That said, it is good that you are reaching out to your doctor, as there are other potential causes and it is important to get the proper diagnostics. Hoping you get some answers soon. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

      1. Thanks ya'll
        I spoke to my Hormone Dr and was told that since I had the brain surgery that my body doesn't produce TSH now so not to worry about it. Just need to watch T4. He made an appointment so I can go in though. So, I guess all is good.

        1. After thirty plus years of RA and more comorbidities and side effects than one can count, I am not surprised any more about the things this wretched disease can cause. As Richard said, it is best you check with the doctor about the results, but also remember you know your body best. If there is one thing that RA gives us it’s a deep visceral understanding of our own bodies and the limits it can endure. Just trust yourself and hopefully that should help you through this next mystery probably caused by RA. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help and hopefully you are having a lower pain day. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM

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