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I have hashimoto disease my tsh is <.006 t3 (liothyronine) uptake and free t4 are normal my thyroglobulin ab was 1.9 but my dr said no meds till it burns itself out?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Your doctor is right: Your thyroid is withering and the pituitary is secreting a lot of TSH to kick start it. Since your free T4 is normal, there is no reason to add thyroid replacement until the thyroid ceases to produce T4. However be sure to follow up on your appointments and contact your doctor if you have symptoms pointing to low thyroid (fatigue, constipation, intolerance to cold , weight gain etc)
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