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A 57-year-old female asked:

Hx thyroid cancer.tsh tested at 0.05.told to changeweekly levoxyl (thyroxine) .125 from 8 and a half pills weekly to 7 and a half pills week.has been almost 3 weeks and feel same. how long does it take feel better?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
TSH testing: TSH is usually tested 4-8 weeks after starting or changing the dose. Generally, clinical symptoms should improve in about the same timeframe as the retesting is done if not a little earlier. Of course, this assumes that the symptoms are due to the thyroid and not some other cause.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
About 1 month: For thyroid Ca a hemi or total thyroidectomy performed. Nerve dissection is usually bilateral to larynx and carotids are mobilized laterally. Trachea is usually exposed and as such healing to superior laryngeal performed. Depending on hemostasis during procedure clot formed may cause pressure. This can be minimized if drain had been left in place 24hrs. until wound dry.

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Last updated Jun 8, 2014

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