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A 72-year-old female asked:

I take 125mcg of levothyroxine a day.i have profuse hair loss, dry,very itchy skin, anxiety,restless etc for some time.my endo says im within normal parameters.but,i asked lower my dose and he suggested down to 88mcg..thats quite a drop. too much ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Levothyroxine: I would be guided by your TSH level. If it becomes too high, then you have an underactive thyroid. I really think you should follow your endocrinologist's instructions as he/she is taking into consideration all your thyroid parameters as well as your symptoms.
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