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Tsh Levothyroxine Symptomatic
Had my TSH checked this past july came back normal 2.580. dr said to stay on .137 mc of levothyroxine. Do you agree with dosage?
Tsh was tested 2months ago was 5.75. I started 25mg levothyroxine. I retested 2 days ago and my TSH is now 28.37. What does this mean?
Since being on lithium my TSH has gone from 1.5 to 8.4. What does that mean? I already take 25 mcg of levothyroxine.
Lithium: Your elevation of TSH means that your thyroid gland is under-functioning, or hypothyroid. This is a known side effect of lithium. Please talk with your endocrinologist and psychiatrist about this -- it is severe enough that at the very least, you'll need to adjust your thyroid medication if not possibly change to a different mood stabilizer. ...Read more
If the level of my TSH is below of 0.05 do I have to reduce the dosage.I'm taking 150 mg now of levothyroxine?
Shortly after starting levothyroxine, tsh came down to a normal level, then shot up to higher than it was before taking meds. Why would this happen?
Need dose adjustment: Check with your endocrinologist to see if a dose adjustment is necessary ...Read more
Please tell me risks of stopping levothyroxine at .25 mcg when my TSH is 1.907. Taken for 1 year. 1 yr ago it was 3.5. Without levothyroxine.
You'll get worse: Marianna, You have hypothyroidism. Your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The reason that your TSH is better is because the synthetic thyroid hormone (synthroid) your doctor prescribed is replacing yours, and telling your brain to stop making TSH. It is also helping your symptoms. Stopping it would cause your symptoms to recur. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have been on 125 mcg of levothyroxine for many years. Recently has TSH done and result was 1.18. Dose now 112. Now test 5.0. Is this normal?
Need more thyroid: More important than the TSH is how you are feeling. Thyroid blood tests are often a waste of blood. If your heart rate is normal, and you're feeling well, you are on the right dose. Most hypothyroid patients feel better with a low TSH. Also, levothyroxine (T4) is inactive, and must be deiodinated to active T3. Armour thyroid (a combination of T3 and T4) is usually more effective than T4 alone ...Read more
My tsh was 11.46 in September, 3.37in December & 19.95 today. I am on levothyroxine 50 mcg & take medicine everyday.
What would be my correct dosage?
11.46, 3.37, 19.95: That is an unusual set of numbers. I presume your doctor has been ordering TSH levels. What I don't understand is why comments are not made regarding the wide range of TSH in 4 months. Do you have any symptoms while taking levothyroxine? I may be missing something or it might be time to see another doctor. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I'm taking 150 mg levothyroxine but it couldn't increased the level of my TSH during two month it's remains 0.05 ..what should I do?
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