RE: Thyroid meds
Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Yes, I have high LDL (bad) cholesterol, but super-high HDL (good). This is a heredity condition in my family and I do not think related to the low thyroid function. This is a new condition for me since menopause. I am told it is common in women when our estrogen drops significantly.
FYI - my first test 6 months ago was 3.9 and my Dr. refused to treat me. He said it was within the acceptable range (probably set by the insurance company). A friend convinced me to see her Dr. who practices alternative medicine when appropriate. When he found out I sleep in a heated waterbed, with flannel sheets, and wear ski socks and long underwear to bed he decided to try me on the Armour Thyro. At only 30 mg a day, my test is now about 2.0, which he considers reasonable for me. I am SO much more comfortable - and WARM!
Remember, the test is backward. A number at the High end of the range, means Low thyroid output. He likes to see his mid-age, female patients about 1.9