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Tsh Levothyroxine Symptomatic
Yes: Thyroid levels does not take into account the peripheral conversion of t4-t3 sometimes T3 (liothyronine) at tissue level would be low. I found environmental pollution and increased plastic usage thyroid requirements are higher. People who has muscle issues - myopathy has higher thyroid need. ...Read more
Please clarify: Hi. When a hypothyroid person is treated with l-thyroxine, we normalize their TSH. That person must continue to take their l-thyroxine to keep their thyroid function normal. Taking thyroid hormone treats, but does not cure, hypothyroidism; the hormone must keep on being taken. A person who's not hypothyroid (who has normal TSH, of course) should of course NOT take l-thyroxine - they're normal! OK? ...Read more
My tsh test came back at 9.2 and I'm taking .15 mcg levothyroxine wouldn't I go up to .175 mcg or to .137?
175 mcg: is the right choice. You will need to re check TSH in 2 months to monitor the effect. ...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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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 (liothyronine). Armour thyroid (a combination of T3 (liothyronine) and T4) is usually more effective than T4 alone ...Read more
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