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A 20-year-old male asked:

Doc says my tsh level is normal to 3miu/ml, other levels also being normal. he says to still take tablet of 25micrograms. should i stop taking?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Need prior info: 25 mcg is a very low dose of levothyroxine, and usually people who are hypothyroid need more than this. Why were you started on levothyroxine in the first place? Were the blood tests abnormal then? How abnormal? Do you have a goiter? Was this something transient (eg subacute thyroiditis)? Don't stop it without discussing with your doctor. After stopping it, recheck blood tests, reevaluate.
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Need more into: If your thyroid level was low, and your TSH elevated, they you should stay on brand name thyroid replacement. If your TSH is still 3.0 at your age, you probably need more replacement. Shoot for a TSH of .5 - 1.5 if possible.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2016


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