FAQ: Is it dangerous for my TSH levels to be so low?


Question: My TSH levels seem extremely low to me.  It’s 0.24 mIU/L.  I am completely freaked out right now!  Is it dangerous for my my TSH levels to be so low?

Answer: Although hyperthyroidism is less common than hypothyroidism, you are not alone in your condition.  The symptoms of hypothyroidism usually are not as bad as hypothyroidism, but can be somewhat dangerous since it includes rapid heart rate, trembling hands, nervousness, insomnia, and a host of other symptoms.

Luckily, hyperthyroidism can be controlled through medication (such as Tapazole).  Fortunately you were able to catch the problem in time.  More often than not, symptoms develop slowly over time and people don’t realize they have any problem until the problem becomes severe.

2 Responses to FAQ: Is it dangerous for my TSH levels to be so low?

  1. John Atkinson

    My name is John A. A lab test for my thyroid is 1.55 for T4 (0.40-4.50 mIu/L)(4.5-12.0 mcg/dl)and 7.0 for my T3 They say the reference range is 76-181 I am at 67L Can I just take 5mg Lodine and 7.5 mg Lodide Or do I need to go to a doctor and get Med’s Note I do not have health Insurance. no job, and very little money.

  2. Shibu

    My wife is pregnant for 9 month. In the stage of two month TSH is . 01. We consult a physician. He suggests tablets. Now TSH result is .53. Any thing to fear this stage. Our baby have any problem?.
    Scanning Result is Single/ Vertical.
    What is the meaning of Vertical in this case.