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Here you go.... was posted 01/15/2016 05:54 pm by Anonymous
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Have you spoken to a doctor about your TSH result? I am worried that you are asking us these questions when your doctor should have already explained this to you. What kind of doctor ordered this test?

Thyroid hormone is made by the thyroid gland. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is made by the brain (pituitary gland). TSH floats down to the thyroid and tells the thyroid to start making more thyroid hormone. When your body needs more thyroid hormone, the brain starts producing more and more TSH, to stimulate the thyroid to make more hormone.

When your TSH is crazy high at 10 (that is very high), it usually means that your thyroid is not making enough hormone so the brain is screaming out (by making my TSH)... 'I need more thyroid hormone!!!' If your thyroid is not making enough hormone, we call that hypothyroidism.

Common symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, weight loss, constipation and many others.... it is possible your vomiting is due to the low thyroid hormone.

Again - you need to call your doctor immediately and ask what the test means (in case there is something else) we don't know and if you should start getting treatment for this (they answer is yes). You need treatment as soon as possible, especially since your vomitting might be contributing to this.

Call your doctor and keep us posted. Remember - oncologists are not experts in this at all. Endocrinologists are experts.

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