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I have hashimotos disease&take levothyroxin nd im on 200mcg.Just had blood work done nd dr lowerd it to 150mcg what will happen if I keep takin the 200mcg.Nd not 150mcg.Is it bad?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The goal of treatment of hypothyroidism is to obtain normal thyroid levels.
This is what your doctor was trying to do adjusting your dosage based on the results of your thyroid function tests. Elevated thyroid levels can be harmful increasing the chances of certain heart arrhythmias as well as the risk of osteoporosis.

In brief: Yes

The goal of treatment of hypothyroidism is to obtain normal thyroid levels.
This is what your doctor was trying to do adjusting your dosage based on the results of your thyroid function tests. Elevated thyroid levels can be harmful increasing the chances of certain heart arrhythmias as well as the risk of osteoporosis.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Yes

The higher dose could produce the same effect as hyperthyroidism.
It is imperative that you follow your doctor's advice.

In brief: Yes

The higher dose could produce the same effect as hyperthyroidism.
It is imperative that you follow your doctor's advice.
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