What causes TSH levels to go up and down?

“TSH levels go in the opposite direction of your thyroid hormone,” Dr. Doria-Medina explains. “If you’re making too little thyroid hormone, your TSH will go up. If you’re making too much thyroid hormone, your TSH will go down.”

Is it normal for TSH to fluctuate?

Changing weather. TSH or thyroid-stimulating hormone can change along with the weather. TSH drops during the warm months and naturally rises in the coldest months. Doctors normally adjust the medication by reducing the dosage during warmer days and increasing it during the colder periods.

Can thyroid levels fluctuate with stress?

A delicate balance between stress hormones and cortisol must exist for proper thyroid function. If this delicate balance changes, your thyroid symptoms may increase.

Can thyroid problems come and go?

Sometimes the symptoms are so subtle that they go unnoticed for a long time. In other cases they come on suddenly over a period of a few days or weeks and are severe. Many of the symptoms will start to clear up when your treatment takes effect, but some, including thyroid eye disease, may need separate treatment.

How do you feel when your thyroid is acting up?

They can include:

  • Larger appetite than usual.
  • Sudden weight loss, even though you’re eating the same amount of food or more.
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat or sudden pounding of your heart (palpitations)
  • Nervousness, anxiety, or irritability.
  • Trembling in your hands and fingers (called tremors)
  • Sweating.
  • Changes in your period.

Can thyroid cause dizziness balance problems?

Endocrine diseases that cause dizziness Thyroid disease: Abnormalities of the thyroid may also cause dizziness as a symptom. Hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) may cause palpitations, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness.

How do you know if something is wrong with your thyroid?

A simple blood test to check your thyroid’s hormone levels is all that’s needed to find out if you have hypothyroidism. For hyperthyroidism, your doctor will see if your thyroid gland is bigger than it should be or if your pulse is too fast.