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My TSH is 3.5 do I need medication?

My TSH is 3.5 do I need medication?

Not due to this: Tsh level. A lab test result needs to be interpreted in the complete clinical context. You do not need medication for this TSH level but that does not mean that you may not need medication for other reasons. It is best to discuss such issues with your doctor. ...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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What medications affect TSH levels severely?

What medications affect TSH levels severely?

Various meds: Can do this. The most common are thyroid hormone (either T4 and/or t3), lithium, amiodarone, dopamine, levodopa, bromocriptine, glucocorticoids (>0.5 mg/day dexamethasone, 100 mg/day hydrocortisone), octreotide, amphetamines, Metoclopramide >1 mg/kg, iodinated contrast media. ...Read more

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If my TSH is 11.34 what medication should I take?

If my TSH is 11.34 what medication should I take?

Depends: A single TSH level may indicate hypothyroidism but how it figures into other tests must be interpreted by your physician or endocrinologist. ...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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My TSH levels have gone from normal to 15.6 in two months . I take my medication in the morning 45 min. Prior to other meds and food. What's up?

My TSH levels have gone from normal to 15.6 in two months . I take my medication in the morning  45 min. Prior  to other meds and food. What's up?

Thyroid: If you are using a generic brand of thyroid meds you might want to consider a non-generic brand. You also need to have your doctor check the thyroid levels (t4 and t3) and thyroid antibody measurement might be in order. In the meantime you might try 1 tablet one morning and two tablets on alternative days. ...Read more

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Im having TSH around 7.8 the problem is dat i tend to forget things very easily hampering my studies..Any solutions or any medications please help?

Im having TSH around 7.8 the problem is dat i tend to forget things very easily hampering my studies..Any solutions or any medications please help?

Your TSH is: Elevated, indicating hypothyroidism -- which needs to be treated with brand name T4 replacement until your thyroid levels are normalized and you feel and function better. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Without taking medication, how can I lower tsh?

Without taking medication, how can I lower tsh?

You can't: A high TSH usually means the thyroid gland is not functioning well enough. The treatment is usually synthroid (thyroxine). Its a pill form of thyroid hormone. Best to see your doctor to make sure that is the problem. ...Read more

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Does a child with TSH level of 6.0 need medication?

Does a child with TSH level of 6.0 need medication?

More info needed: More information is needed in order to answer the question. How old is the child? Why was the test ordered? What other tests were ordered? Has the child been evaluated by an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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What causes TSH level to go up and down without medication?

Thyroid inflammation: Can cause variable TSH results. Tsh tests are very sensitive but often not real reproducible. Levels vary by time of day. Tsh is secreted in spurts and may vary depending upon when it's drawn. Plus some labs are better and more reliable than others. ...Read more

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How long would it take for TSH back to normal after taking anti thyroid medications?

How long would it take for TSH back to normal after taking anti thyroid medications?

Months: Free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) will drop quickly but TSH will take months to change. We usually dont worry about TSH initially during treatment...But i would expect movements in TSH in about 3 months. Again, as long as your free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) is normalizing, the treatment is working despite a still low tsh. ...Read more