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If my TSH is high (16.264), should I increase or decrease m medicine dose?

If my TSH is high (16.264), should I increase or decrease m medicine dose?

Increase your dose: If your TSH is high your thyroid level is too low so you need more thyroid (feedback loop. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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My TSH has increased from 4.54 to 8.16. Which medicine should I use to control it ?

My TSH has increased from 4.54 to 8.16. Which medicine should I use to control it ?

Levothyroxine: Assuming the reason for your elevation in TSH is an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), taking the appropriate dose of levothyroxine should bring it back down. Occasionally TSH can be elevated by other medications or conditions. ...Read more

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My TSH was 35 two months bck, i was takin 50 units per day n now my value is 7.10, should I increase my dosage to 75?

Probably: Most people would benefit from more thyroid med with a TSH of 7.10. However, discuss this with your doctor to be sure that there is no reason that you should not increase. ...Read more

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Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if i can!

Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if i can!

No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more

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Signs symptoms of increased tsh?

Signs symptoms of increased tsh?

Many: An increased TSH means you do not have enough thyroid hormone circulating & being used. This is hypothyroidism. Symptoms are many. Tiredness, depression, dry skin, constipation, edema of legs, weight gain, deepening of voice, change in texture of hair, menstrural irregularities, decreased stamina and many many more. If this is the case, see your pcp or endocrinologist & get examined and treated. ...Read more

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Dosage increased to lower TSH to a 1 or 2, its at 3.4 now. Anyone else still symptomatic with normal levels?

Dosage increased to lower TSH to a 1 or 2, its at 3.4 now. Anyone else still symptomatic with normal levels?

Yes: 1-2 is the mid normal range for TSH and is the goal many doctors treating hypothyroidism strive to get the level to. Many people will feel better with the level in this range. ...Read more

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Am hypothyroid, my TSH showed i went from a 4.5 then 1.1, then 7.07, meds increased, 3 weeks later is 7.23?

Am hypothyroid,  my TSH showed i went from a 4.5 then 1.1, then 7.07, meds increased, 3 weeks later is 7.23?

Hypothyroid: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A TSH of 7 indicates thyroid deficiency and you should discuss the need for thyroid medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding increase tsh?

Can breastfeeding increase tsh?

YES: Tsh is secreted in breast milk. .It is elevated in hypothyroid mother and some times causing hyperthyroidism in infant. ...Read more

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I had a TT in December 2013 due to papillary carcinoma. My TSH was .037 in March 2014 and 16.5 in June 2014. What would cause such a drastic increase?

TSH: TSH is produced by the pituitary gland. It stimulates production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid. If you have no thyroid and are not taking replacement thyroid hormone there will be no negative feedback on the pituitary and your levels of TSH will skyrocket. Your body is trying to tell your thyroid to start making hormone again. ...Read more

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