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A 22-year-old female asked:

Levothyroxine was increased from 50 to 75 mcg (tsh 1.8, t4 1.3). 6 days later, increased anxiety and heart rate seems faster. should i call doctor?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: How a patient feels on thyroid hormone is more important than what their blood test shows. Anxiety and fast heart rate are symptoms of excessive thyroid levels. It sounds reasonable to reduce your dose back to 50 mcg. It would be wise to call your doctor who will almost certainly agree.
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