When should I go for thyroid hormone blood test?

My mother and sister both have thyroid conditions (hyper and hypo). I’m 18 now, should I go soon? And how would I do it?

3 comments

  • 2blest2Bstrest

    I would go ahead to maybe avoid suffering that you might overlook as possible thyroid problems.

    You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (…OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid from beginning).

    WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

    Ck these:
    http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
    http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html
    http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguidelines.htm

    ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.

    God bless you

  • Dacianand V

    hi, got the same prob myself but didnt even know about thyroid conditions and so cant say if my mother or sister suffer too, maybe my mother.

    get it dealt with soon……see what they need you to do and just do it…..

    good luck

  • theresa

    hi there, you could get a blood work any time ,get it soon

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