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Dramatic Tsh Drop With Small Change In Dose
How long after getting proper dose of synthroid should I begin to feel less symptomatic? last tsh was 23.
Usually on the order: Of two to three weeks. But I should warn you there are some patients that some neuromuscular and psychiatric symptoms can take months to resolve. It's also possible that some symptoms thought to be related to hypothroidism like fatigue or weight, may in fact be related to other factors/issues, even when the hypothyroidism is corrected. ...Read more
Why does my TSH change so often my level was 5.73 then 6.78 then.03 then .88 then5.88 then 9.7 they keep changing my dose ? This is all in a 4 month .
I was taking 75mg thyroxin, in a month my TSH came down to 0.2 from 18.So my doc changed dose.So i took 50mg, after 1 month my TSH is 0.03.What to do?
Takes time to: Find the proper dose .Your doc seems to be on the right track .You can always c an endocrconologist. ...Read more
Tsh is 5.6, doctor recommended to start medication small dose, my concern that once i start it will be for life, can I stop when TSH is back to normal?
Usually no: But ask your doctor if you really need to start now. Has the TSH been rechecked? Is the free T4 low? Do you have high cholesterol or thyroid antibodies? Not everyone with a slightly high TSH needs to start medication right away, but once it's been deemed necessary, it's usually lifelong. ...Read more
Hi TSH is 5.6 doctor said to start medication small dose, my concern is that it will be for life, can I stop medication once TSH is back to normal?
TSH slightly up: Presumably you do not have symptoms of hypothyroid. First, repeat the test. The TSH may now be normal. If there is reason to believe the thyroid is in the early stages of failing, then it is ok to start medication. Eg. Family history, pos tpo antibodies. Otherwise, it is ok to follow the TSH and begin meds if TSH elevates further. ...Read more
Can I take cocodamol for short term (2-3 days) on small dose 8mg whilst being hypothyroid taking levothyroxine, last TSH test was 16?
Had TT in 2008. On synthroid. Can menopause affect synthroid dose? TSH went from 3 to 7.2. Any other reason TSH would change so drastically? 59yo
At 59: At 59 I would expect that it has been more than a year since your last period. If so, you female hormone levels should be stable at this point and not changing so it is unlikely that this is the cause of the rise in your TSH. The THS level can be effected by changes in your medications including changing from one generic for synthroid to another. Talk to your doctoe about what might be going on. ...Read more
Very low TSH with high normal free T4. Twitching. Changed dose. How long til levels normal out? Still twitching 2 weeks later. Had basic neuro exam.
What did you: change the dose of? If it's thyroid replacement, it can take weeks for the level to normalize, asumming you're now on the correct dose. If it's an ANTI-thyroid drug, it can takes months to work as it only inhibits the formation of NEW thyroid hormone, not the hormone that's already been manufactured. ...Read more
Been dizzy especially when I bend down for a while now doc say my tsh levels low changed my thyroid dose. After wks of taking med can I still be dizzy?
My son 7 months old ..mild hypothyroid on 25 mcg thyronorm now having TSH 2.61 mIU/L and T4 11.6 .is this normal or need to change the dose ?
Hypothyroid: Each lab has its on norms so it would be helpful if you could include those as well. If the levels fall within the range and more importantly, if your son is growing appropriately on his growth chart and meeting all his developmental milestones, then he is on the right dose. ...Read more
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