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In subclinical hypothyroid I can start treatment by 12.5mcg thyroxine. My age 22year?

Dose of thyroid? You need to speak to an endocrinologist (e). No one can advise you about your dose of thyroid replacement hormone without knowing your lab values, especially your tsh. Ask your physician to refer you to an e to answer your question. Starting thyroid replacement therapy without the direction of a e is a risky proposition. Read more...

Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Need levothyroxine. If your thyroid is not functioning, the only treatment is to take the hormone that the thyroid is supposed to make: levothyroxine. Read more...
Thyroid replacement. Besides Synthroid (thyroxine), (thyroxine) there are also Armour thyroid and Nature-throid. Integrative Medicine physicians are familiar with prescribing those, and some patients feel better with one of those than they do with Synthroid (thyroxine). Read more...
Thyroid Medications. Some people say that Armour Thyroid is better, but really it is just different. Armour is a physiological mix of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in the form of an extract of pig thyroid gland. Levothyroxin is a synthetic T4. It is true that some patients do feel better on Armour. Some feel better on Levothyroxine. The synthetic T4s can cause more of an increase in reverse T3 (liothyronine). NO GENERICS for thyroid. Read more...

Six weeks Post RAI treatment my TSH has gone to 38. Free Thyroxine to 0.59 and T3 (liothyronine) to 2.2 Am I hypothyroid now?

Hypothyroid. Radioactive Iodine is designed for non-surgical ablation of the thyroid. Your levels are going down, which is the goal of the therapy. As your physician reviews these lab values, he/she will prescribe you Thyroid medication if your levels go below therapeutic values and require supplementation. Read more...

Have scientists found treatments for hypothyroid other than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes, but. Yes, but you only want to use brand name T4 replacement. There are several brand names available, but don't switch back and forth from one to another as even subtle differences in potency can cause big changes in your thyroid level. Don't take generics, as they're cheap but unreliable. Read more...