Thyroid Problems/low tsh and low t4


Audrey wrote at 2009-07-21 13:04:52
I have the same problem as Karen.  I just received a report yesterday after being on Armour Thyroid for 30 years.  I also have a pain in same place right side just where the gall bladder is.   But gall bladder is okay.  I would like someone elses opinion and am going to ask doctor for tests.

bbq wrote at 2009-12-15 23:22:00
I would correct slightly. Production of TSH is not the only function of the pituitary gland. In fact, it produces multiple hormones that control many functions. (Including prolactin which inhibits testosterone).

Gail M W wrote at 2012-11-29 04:17:19
Karen states that production of TSH is the only function of the pituitary gland, but this is not true. In addition to TSH, the pituitary produces ACTH, LH, FSH, PRL, MSH, GH, AH, and oxytocin. An excellent website for information on the pituitary:

anglfth wrote at 2016-09-21 19:09:15
Good luck getting a doctor to check your pituitary.  I've been trying for five years and switched doctors twice.  No one wants to believe it is your pituitary.  I have TSH .27 and free t4 .7 t3 109 and was told my test results are impossible.  No one wants to help someone who is "different".  I have had no docs put me on meds because they can't decide if I'm hypo or hyperthyroid.  I'm both.  These doctors are going to kill me.  14 migraines a month extreme fatigue... dying on the inside because it seems no one wants to help.  

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Karen Brawner


I will answer any questions you have regarding the thyroid whether it be cancer, cysts (types), hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, blood tests for thyroid problems, surgery, fine needle biopsies etc...


My complex cysts on my right thyroid gland and the isthmus were found my accident when my doctor thought I was having a TIA. The ultrasound found a complex cysts the size of a golf ball (which turned out to be the size of a tennis ball when it was surgically remove). Doctors were totally surprised because for 5 years, including the day I went to surgery, all of my thyroid blood work was "within the normal range". So much for blood work being conclusive..

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