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A 54-year-old female asked:

tsh was 7.3 all other thyroid tests normal. is it better to take synthroid or something like wp thyroid and why? thank you

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
TSH high others norm: You need too see a local thyroid specialist at a University Hospital. Very complex.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes take something: It depends on what you mean by "all other levels normal". There are not really normal levels, just reference ranges. People can have antibodies that block thyroid hormone and cause all the symptoms of deficiency but some doctors may tell you that nothing is wrong. It is important to find a physician that is knowledgeable in functional thyroid dysfunction to get the proper treatment.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2018

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