Hashimoto's Disease & PM
$6Mman asked about Hashimoto's & problems with lab tests.I was unable to post until now because I wasn't recognized, but I have a comment.If you have Hash, it is not good enough to rely upon the TSH value when determining exogenous levothyroid.Hash is a condition in which the body itself destroys the circulating levothyroid. Therefore, the appropriate blood tests should focus on the amount of thyroid hormone actually circulating in the blood. To do this, you must be tested for Free T3 and Free T4 hormone as well as the TSH. Free T3 and Free T4 measure the amount of thryoid hormone in your blood stream and available for use.Good luck with getting the correct amount of thyroid medication.