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I just got lab work back showing normal thyroid levels but a…

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I just got lab...

I just got lab work back showing normal thyroid levels but a TPO of 166. What can I do to feel better

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent weight loss/gain? Are you excessively thirsty?

Complete weight gain. 35 pounds

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take Effexor for anxiety. Tramadol for a spinal injury.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Endocrinology
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Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago
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Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

what was your TSH?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Normal range. She said everything was perfect except my TPO
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

do you know the exact value?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can find out.
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

find out and get back to me

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Okay thank you.
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

:)

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
1.72
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

Ok good.

that is a normal number

in my experience the TSH takes a while to catch up with the antibodies

so your TSH will eventually likely go abnormal

the effexor could be contributing to your weight gain though

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I gained it before I went on it. Anxiety went through the roof 60 days ago
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

Ok that is good. I'm glad it isn't the effexor.

You likely need thyroid medicine but unfortunately no doctor will treat it until your TSH goes abnormal

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I just feel like crap until then?
Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 5 months ago

you could ask your endo for a low dose of synthroid

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