A 21-year-old female asked:
Why am i on synthroid if my doctor told me i was hyperthyroid? my bloodwork was low-normal tsh but my thyroid is enlarged and i've had symptoms of hyperthyroid like anxiety, weight loss, palpitations, heat intolerance, shortness of breath, and tremor
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Pathology 49 years experience
Talk to doctor: What you described does not add up. You ought to discuss it with the doctor who prescribed synthroid. If you are not satisfied with that doctor, it is entirely appropriate to consult a different doctor, preferably an endocrinologist.
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