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what do you suggest if my thyroid stimulating hormone shows tsh 16 should i increase or decrease the thyroxine dose?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Should be seen by: endocrinologist- Superficially, you need more thyroid hormone, but if taking your current dose incorrectly, ie: with other meds/ foods, just taking it correctly may normalize TSH and MD can more safely adjust medication dose than you trying to do so.
Answered on Nov 24, 2014

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