A 31-year-old member asked:
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if my tsh is high (16.264), should i increase or decrease m medicine dose?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Increase l-thyroxine: Hi. If you're taking your l-thyroxine compliantly everyday, you need a higher dose.
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Increase your dose: If your TSH is high your thyroid level is too low so you need more thyroid (feedback loop.
Answered on Mar 28, 2019

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