Tag Archives: Blood Test

FAQ: What does Vitamin D have to do with my TSH Levels?

Question:  A friend of mine told me to look into how vitamin D plays a role in my TSH levels.  She said something about how vitamin D is actually a hormone or something like that.  She is super smart, but I totally do not understand what she is talking about.  What do you think about … Continue reading

FAQ: Do my TSH levels affect fertility?

Question: I had my first child (a boy) about 5 year ago.  I became pregnant very easily (fertility was definitely NOT a problem) and the pregnancy was quite normal and everything went according to plan. Four years later, my husband and I started trying to conceive again.  After trying for about a year, I finally went … Continue reading

FAQ: What causes higher TSH levels during pregnancy?

Question: I am about 3 months pregnant and TSH levels have skyrocketed.  I have read on your website that TSH levels shouldn’t get above 5.0 mIU/L.  Mine are over 45 mIU/L!  That seems scary to me.  Should I be concerned about my baby or my own health at this point? Answer: As long as you … Continue reading

FAQ: How does Carbatrol effect TSH levels?

Question: I have hypothyroidism and I am taking synthetic hormones for that.  But, I am also taking Carbatrol.  During my last visit my doctor said that my TSH levels were higher than they should be.  I told him that I was taking other medications and informed him that Carbatrol was one of the medications I … Continue reading

FAQ: What are “normal” TSH levels?

Question: I just got back my TSH results from some blood work that I had done with my family doctor.  He said that my TSH levels look “normal”, but I don’t really know how to interpret this stuff.  He is not a specialist, so I don’t know if I should trust him or not.  What … Continue reading

FAQ: How often should I check my TSH Levels?

Question: My blood test was about a month ago and I finally got my TSH results.  They were a bit high.  My doctor wants to put me on medication and started me out with a pretty high dosage.  He wants me to come back in two months to have my TSH levels re-checked so that … Continue reading