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Re: TSH Levels and Thyroid Meds? BarbaraCat

Posted by Cairo on July 24, 2004, at 19:18:49

In reply to Re: TSH Levels and Thyroid Meds? tealady, posted by BarbaraCat on July 24, 2004, at 12:24:20


> **Also, interesting you mention high iron levels. My recent lab work showed that my iron is high. Not many people are aware of the very serious dangers of this condition and how prevalent it is. One of the symptoms is 'psychological disturbances', as the iron can deposit in the brain, as well as other organs (the liver is a favorite). Hah! yet another addition to my long list of possible culprits. Men and post-menopausal women are at risk. Frequent blood giving is the only way to reduce these levels.
>
> I strongly encourage you all to do a search on 'excess iron' or 'hemochromatosis', which is the more serious genetic disease form of it. Don't assume you have 'iron poor blood' or need iron in your multi-vites, and have your doctor run a ferritin test, especially if you're in the at risk population. - BarbaraCat


BC,

Do you have hemachromatosis, which is inherited? And you are correct in saying that a TSH above 2 is suspect, as the American College of Endocrinologist finally acknowledged formally (above 3). I only wish that bringing my TSH down to helped my FMS. I don't feel any different on Unithroid.

I think FMS is a catch-all diagnosis, presenting differently in different people. Just as cancer therapy is getting away from labels such as breast cancer and liver cancer to the actual cell types (which can be found in any part of the body), there are subtypes in FMS too!

BTW, how's your growth hormone level?

Cairo

Cairo


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