Tag Archives: Hypothyroidism

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: Can I have an underactive thyroid with normal TSH levels?

Question: I have been going back and forth with my family physician for about 6 months now.  My TSH levels are in the normal range, but they are on the higher side of the chart (at about 3.9 mIU/L or so).  I have also experienced a lot of weight gain without any change in my … Continue reading

FAQ: How long does it take to get TSH levels back to normal?

Question: If I am on medication for my thyroid, how long do you think it will take to get my TSH levels back to normal? Answer: Since you didn’t offer much information, such as whether your TSH levels are high or low, I can only speculate on the answer.  Also, having no idea on what … 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: What dosage of Thyroxine should I take if my TSH Levels are low?

Question: I recently had my blood work done and received my results.  My TSH levels came back pretty low at 0.13 mU/l.  My doctor has me on some medication called Thyroxine which is supposed to replace the hormones that I am deficient in.  Personally, based on some of the research I have done on various … Continue reading

TSH Levels – What Your TSH Levels Mean in a Nutshell

Some people may have heard about Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels , and how they work in your body. But there is a lot of mistaken information about TSH levels, thyroid problems, and how important TSH levels and your thyroid actually are to your overall health and bodily functions. And if you’ve ever done any research … Continue reading