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A 31-year-old female asked:

If my tsh and t4 are high and free thyroxine is normal...but t3 (liothyronine) uptake is low, should i take synthroid my dr prescribed?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Your tests indicate you have a hypo active thyroid and should take replacement. While you may need to take this treatment for long, you need to get these repeated annually to adjust your meds.
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