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my tsh levels are 4.67.my prenatal vitamins don't have iodine.can i take iodine supplements along with levothyroxine?or levothyroxine is sufficient?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not iodine deficient: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. If you're hypothyroid, it's because of autoimmune destruction of the gland (assuming you haven't had thyroid surgery). Giving more iodine when you're already replete will not help. Is that TSH on l-thyroxine? You need a dose increase if it is. Take your l-thyroxine, and don't worry about the iodine. Good luck!
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