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A 28-year-old female asked:

I am 28 years old with hypothyroid and hashimotos disease, i'm currently on synthroid (thyroxine) 225 mg, wondering if i should see a thyroid specialist?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe: If your doctor is monitoring your thyroid and the values are in the normal range, he or she can take care of it. If ou feel uncomfortable with that you should see the specialist.
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Probably: That's a fairly high dose. Hopefully you're taking brand name synthroid, (thyroxine) not a generic. Your doctor should be doing blood tests to make sure your levels are normal. Visiting a thyroid specialist wouldn't hurt, would be a good second opinion, and could be reassuring if you're concerned.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2020

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