A 34-year-old female asked:
6 months post total thyroidectomy. my tsh keeps rising desire synthroid (thyroxine) increase. my ft4 and t3 ate normal. what now? soooo exhausted
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Dr. Ann McKaneanswered
pathology 25 years experience
Continue synthroid (thyroxine): Your body may take more time to adjust to your new thyroid status. Synthroid (thyroxine) should continue to be increased until TSH levels off then falls within normal range, which takes a different amout of time for different people. Synthroid (thyroxine) rule of thumb is dosed at 0.001mcg per pound body weight for starters. But you appear undermedicated based on your tsh...
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