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Need thyroid values from clinically healthy SGs #814416
07/30/09 03:55 PM
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I am looking for what is the normal for sugar gliders in reference to thyroid values. I have had Mia on thyroid meds with increasing dosages only to have her values drop even further. We are talking about doing blood work on several of my healthy normal wt. gliders in order to establish a norm. But my vet bills are soooo high because of my cancer ridden gliders that I really would like to avoid the added cost. So if any know what the norms are or have had their own glider's thyroid values checked it would be greatly appreciated if you got back to me. Kitty

Re: Need thyroid values from clinically healthy SGs [Re: kittybaran] #814433
07/30/09 04:16 PM
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If she was human I'd say that's actually pretty common (from personal experience). In cases of thyroiditis the hormone levels will often bounce around over a long period of time - as a thyroid gland gets over stressed it often slowly shuts down (mine took about a year) and it will often produce less and less hormone over time.

Unfortunately, things don't always immediately stabilize, and the gland can heal partially or fully, permanently or temporarily, - so levels can bounce higher and lower over short or long periods - I've had years of fun with this - nothing like blood tests every few months to cure a fear of needles.

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Re: Need thyroid values from clinically healthy SGs [Re: ] #814473
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You may want to contact Jen (xfilefan). Since she has limited access to internet right now you will need to call her. Her phone number is in her signature I believe. She has had Riker on thyroid meds for a while now. She works the night shift so evening or early morning would be the best time.


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Re: Need thyroid values from clinically healthy SGs [Re: glidrz5] #817626
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Thanks, I'll look it up. I would think more than one person would have had a glider with thyroid problems, yet only you and one other bothered to reply. So thank you very much for responding to my post

Re: Need thyroid values from clinically healthy SGs [Re: kittybaran] #817820
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Hi Kitty baran. Sugar glider suz also has a hypothyroid glider. I was dealing with this for a while fairly recently. Lab work is not cheap. Did your vet do a tsh, free t4, or t3 test on your glider. Suz's vet did a different test on her glider than my vet did. We are working off the tsh test for my glider. Let me know if this helps. I can share some info if they are running same test. If not, it is kind of like apples and oranges.
Suz did send me her vets info and phone number. Her vet with consult with other vets regarding glider health issue. It has to be a vet that calls them though. I will send you the info.

Re: Need thyroid values from clinically healthy SGs [Re: tlc_in_chitown] #817823
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Oh, one other thing...The values for a tsh will drop with increased hromone replacement. It works in opposite and is actually a good thing. Higher is worse, lowering the number into an acceptable range is better or the higher the number the lower the amount of thyroid hormone detected. Does that make sense?


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