A 23-year-old female asked:
my tsh, ft3 & ft4 levels have increased significantly over the past 6 weeks, following a 50mcg increase in my thyroxine dose. what does this mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
Recheck the labs: Based on your question, this does not make sense. An increase in your thyroid dose should increase the T3 (liothyronine) and t4, and decrease the tsh. Was there a lab error? Are you taking the meds correctly? Is there something else going on with your thyroid? Are you in recovery from a severe illness? Check with your doctor.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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