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A 27-year-old female asked:

Dx hypothyroid in april, been on synthroid (thyroxine) 0.025mg x 3 months, but tsh went higher (~13) w/ normal ft4. could viorele birth control cause high tsh?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
What's the next dose: Don't think so. More likely it is because 0.025mg is the smallest Synthroid (thyroxine) pill. Synthroid (thyroxine) comes in about 12 sizes, from 0.025mg to 0.300mg. If one's doctor started her on 0.025mg and there is no drop in the TSH, one can ask at her follow-up visit (there is always a lot of follow-up until the proper dose is found and the TSH is normal) what the next dose is.
Last updated Aug 2, 2016


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