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when does my synthroid need to be increased

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The function of the thyroid gland is not stagnant and can change over time. If you have a return of more symptoms - please advise your medical provide ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid: It depends. You need to wait a bit and then have your levels rechecked. Your doctor will adjust the dose accordingly. If your TSH is still high at tha ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Retest TSH & Free T4: Your scenario is unusual. Are the test results valid? hence a retest is reasonable. Are you taking your medicine as prescribed? If the answer to both ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Check thyroid labs.: Synthyroid dose adjustments should be done on basis of lab thyroid function tests, and not be symptoms alone. Check thyroid labs and based upon it adj ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Gaining weight: If your thyroid function is underactive you gain weight. You probably need more T3 so you do not gain weight. Check with your endo who may increase yo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
HYPOTHYROIDISM: Potentially, HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anemia. It a ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
It may not be thyroi: Would suggest a further evaluation for possible causes.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Recheck the labs: Based on your question, this does not make sense. An increase in your thyroid dose should increase the T3 (liothyronine) and t4, and decrease the tsh ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Likely: That TSH while much better is still elevated. Talk with your regular physician about your symptoms and any other testing they have done.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
TSH/Free T4: Low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) means decreased production of T3, which is converted to T4. "Free T4" is the amount of T4 which is in the circu ... Read More
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