Tag Archives: TSH Levels

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: 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 … 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: Should I be taking thyroid hormones if my TSH levels are normal?

Question: Do you think that it is safe to be taking thyroid hormones if my TSH levels are in the normal range? Answer: Are you referring to doctor prescribed thyroid hormones, such as Thyroxine?  If so, what was your doctor’s answer?  Since you didn’t supply some needed information in your question, such whether or not … 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: 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

FAQ: How long does it take for a medication such as Tapazole to change my TSH levels?

Question: I am currently taking a low dosage of Tapazole (about 10 mg) for hyperthyroidism.  I was wondering how long it takes for medication to “kick in”, so to speak, and start raising my TSH levels back to normal? Answer: This is probably something that your own doctor or endocrinologist could probably answer, but I … Continue reading