My TSH is 4.7 and my T3 and T4 are in normal range - do I need medication?
- Roger KLv 71 month ago
ASK YOUR DOCTOR.
- Lab GuyLv 61 month ago
Dan is correct in that it considered subclinical hypothyroidism. If your T4 is normal and they give you medication which is in fact T4 what do you think can happen? Normally one waits until the TSH is over 10 or if the T4 is low.
Giving medication is normally avoided because of the dangers of over medication and ending up being hyperthyroid. This happens in 20% of cases.
Depending on symptoms and if the person has a positive antibody test for thyroid some doctors will treat subclinical hypothyroidism with such numbers on an individual basis. In general the practice guidelines asks doctors to refrain from treating subclinical hypothyroidism.
- 1 month ago
It's normal. They don't treat subclinical hypothyroidism until the TSH goes up to 10.
- Nine LivesLv 71 month ago
Everybody is dramatically undersupported with iodine. For your precious health, please do the iodine cure recommended by Dr. Brownstein.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
you need to ask your doctor this question