A 69-year-old male asked:
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my wife had graves disease but is now hypothyroid. synthroid (thyroxine) has helped her, but she feels itchy and a bit hyper. she only started two weeks ago. should she take less?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Less Synthroid (thyroxine).: You should consult your physician regarding the dose of your medication synthroid (thyroxine). You are probably taking higher dose of medication than needed .The dose of synthroid (thyroxine) need to be decreased and you should get your TSH level checked. Make an appointment today.
Answered on Jun 13, 2014
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