Thyroid blood work: High TSH, high thyroid-stimulating antibodies, normal T3 and T4?

Though high TSH indicates an underactive thyroid, I have not gained any weight. In fact, I’ve lost 30lbs in the past 6 months. I am a little too tired. I also get depressed, anxious, and shaky. I have an endocrinologist appointment soon, so I guess I’ll find out, but can you tell me what this means?


  • Aspasia

    There is a possibility that there could be another problem, and that you need further tests. TSH is secreted by the pituitary gland. Disorders of the pituitary gland can eventually cause the thyroid to over or under-produce hormones. This condition is known as secondary hypothyroidism if the thyroid is under-active; if this causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones, this is known as secondary hyperthyroidism. There is really no telling what is going on until you see the specialist.
    You definitely need an endocrinologist’s opinion and diagnosis.
    Good luck.

  • bridgeloans619

    Lugol’s Solution is an Iodine supplement. It gives your Thyroid the much needed mineral that is been taken out of most foods that are processed. People usually claim to get instant boost of energy and overall better health.

    I would recommend researching this as it may help. Talk to your doctor also.

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