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Do you have any other medical conditions?
Do you take any medication?
Not that i know of. I recently had 3 cancerous polyps removed from my colon but thank goodness they did not turn into cancer! My Gamma GT is elevated currently ...at a reading of H53
The only medication I take on a regular basis is Levothyroxin...and I have had 2 sinus operations to remove polyps and blockage. Sometimes use novanex ...and flush
Okay, your TSH is high, which indicates your thyroid is low, and this means you need a higher dose of levothyroxine
I have been quite healthy most of my life.
I am already taking 200 mcg levothyroxin....what level do you recommend?
You should ask your doctor to start you on 300 mcg a day
I have been suffering from anxiety lately -which is new to me. Not normally a symptom of 'low' thyroid is it?
No, that is not a symptom of hyperthyroidism
Could be hormonal changes...what about the Gamma GT reading of 53...is this really high?
It is slightly high, 45 is usually the normal upper limit
It could be due to gall stones, that is the most likely cause
But any obstruction in the biliary tract can cause an elevation in GGT
To narrow down the cause, you would need liver function tests like ALT and AST
would it cause nausea, fatigue, and dizziness?
It may cause nausea, not fatigue or dizziness
These were my recent blood tests - any input in regards XXXXX XXXXX overall picture - the asterisks on the differential?
These tests indicate you have hypothyroidism
They do not indicate any other condition
an increase in GGT can also be due to drinking alcohol, but as I said earlier, more liver function tests would be required to determine the cause
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So overall, it looks ok, other than the GGT and thyroid?
Yes, those are the only 2 abnormal findings
We have been indulging in wine more often ..too many events...if I stop the silliness will it fix itself if this is the problem?
If you stop drinking the GGT will likely return to normal
Perfect. That is what I shall do, and have further tests for the liver just to be sure. I will also get a stronger dose of thyroid medication. One more question - will the thyroid change as hormonal changes happen? Not yet in menopause.
No, the thyroid should not changes with hormonal changes
Perhaps it is the additional stress I have been under...
It may just be the thyroid gland is failing
Ok. Anything else I can do to have a healthier thyroid? (hypo for 30 years)
No, the thyroid gland will not respond to anything but iodine, which is present in just about everything we eat
Ok. Thank you so much, you have been very helpful!
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