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A 29-year-old female asked:

Help.?.dr. prescribed 100mcg levothyroxine after my labs stated tsh 1.20(.35-4.94) and my freet4 11.1(.70-1.48 ng/dl) i've been gaining a lot of weight

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Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
???: Something doesn't make sense. Maybe the numbers are on wrong or the story is not clear. A normal TSH and and elevated t4. And levothyeoxine was started. Re enter the question with more info. Have you been on thyroid meds? Do you have a diagnosis of hypothyroid. I do not recommend using thyroid meds to lose weight!

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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