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can 112mcg to 125 mcg synthroid (thyroxine) make a difference?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Yes if needed: An increase in dose of synthroid, (thyroxine) even a small increase, can certainly normalize your blood levels, and many people can "feel" the difference in their energy level.
Answered on Oct 10, 2015
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