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I just got the results back from my dogs thyroid panel. They said the TT3 was low at 0.7 and the FT3 was low at 1.9. They ran the whole panel, these were the only ones flaged. They are suggesting Thyrolar and or a NAET (holistic) treatment. The three thyroid medications including Thyrolar made him very sick, and months of NAET treatment did nothing. They also suggested Cytomel and said it only deals with the T3's, and I would need to get it from a regular pharmacy. I know you said the T3 wasn't a good test to go on, is the FT3 any better? A year ago the TT3 was 0.5 and FT3 was 3.5 they both have dropped in about a year. He's doing really well right now, playing, eating fine, and seems over all really good. I know sometimes it doesn't matter what it says on paper if he's doing well, but how long can he go with this before it starts causing other problems, and what other problems can I expect out of this( organ damage, neurological?)? Unfortunately my vet seemed very displeased that I did my homework, and wasn't very nice to me. Its like she just wants me to do whatever she says, no questions asked. I can't care for my animals that way, and I really want to understand whats going on with my dog, so I know what to expect.
Got the results this morning, I just called so I didn't get the actual paper. These are the results.
TT4 - 31
TT3 - 0.7
FT4 - 23
FT3 - 1.9
T4 - 7
T3 - 3
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - 12
Thyroglobulin Autoantibody - 5
Let me know what you think.
oh sorry here it is
Thyroid stimulating hormone 0-37
Thyroglobulin Autoantibody 0-35
hope thats what you were looking for
Atopica or cyclosporine was suggested to me from another vet on this site. I also found a natural product called Mycoplex Coriolus that is another kind of immunosuppressive product. They are all pretty expensive, the last on being the most affordable. It would be nice to deal with the source instead of the symptoms, and it sounded like some of those medications address that. I know all of his issues are stemmed from something, just can't figure out what. We have had so many allergy tests and experimented cutting things out of his diet, but never any clear signs of the cause. Would it be wise to put him on one of these medications? I thought it might address the cause even if we weren't sure what the cause was. He is doing pretty well right now, so I thank you so much for helping us figure out some of the thyroid meds were unnessary. With a dog like this less is more when you are trying to figure out a problem like this.