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Norfolk, MA
A 34-year-old female asked:

my tsh keeps going up no matter what dose of synthroid (thyroxine) i've had total thyroid and have gained 20lbs in 5 months. what's going on? i'm nervous.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Need higher doses : If you bhave had total thyroidectomy you need replacement with synthroid (thyroxine) and the dose needs to be increased to a level when your TSH come to within normal level follw your doctors advice and make sure you take the dose daily at the same time.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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