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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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A fertility specialist wrote my wife a prescription for Synthroid (thyroxine) for a TSH of 2.9, borderline. Previous test was 2.1. What about retesting first?

A fertility specialist wrote my wife a prescription for Synthroid (thyroxine) for a TSH of 2.9, borderline. Previous test was 2.1. What about retesting first?

More than 1 approach: As she is trying to conceive, and a "normal" TSH in early pregnancy is under 2.5, it's reasonable to treat with synthroid (thyroxine). If retesting instead i would check thyroid hormones and thyroid antibodies to decide if treatment is needed. If you undergo ivf i would treat as elevated estrogen levels increase thyroid hormone binding protein and raises tsh. Untreated women may get more miscarriages with ivf. ...Read more

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Is Synthroid better than. Levothyroxine?

Is Synthroid better than. Levothyroxine?

See answer: Their bio-availability is not equivalent, however, insurance constraints and csot often require the generic levo. As long as you are on the one drug, and your dr. Is following you regularly, you should have no major problems on the generic. ...Read more

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What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland. There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences. ...Read more

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What stops thyroxine from working?

When you stop taking: Thyroxin stops working only when you stop taking it. ...Read more

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What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more