My levothyroxine (lowest dose) increases my blood pressure significantly. Is there an alternative? I have subclinical hypothyroidism.

Levothyroxine. It is possible that levothyroxine increases your blood pressure but not very likely. You need to discuss this with your doctor. You should also purchase a blood pressure system and check the pressure perhaps once a day or every other day. If it remains high you should be referred to a cardiologist.

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Recent subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis. 50 mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) Rx. How will I know my thyroid is functioning better besides a blood test in 6 wks?

You should have.. ...increased energy, weight loss, and improved thyroid testing. Read more...
Thyroid function. If you had any symptoms thought related to your subclinical hypothyroidism, then you could see if your symptoms improve. The whole thing about "subclinical" is that it is typically below the symptom threshhold. You should definitely have your blood rechecked in about 6 weeks. I wish you the best! Read more...
Probably won't. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, fatigue, constipation, feeling cold all the time, depression, dry skin and brittle hair. If you had any of those symptoms, they may improve with supplementation. However, most subclinical hypothyroidism patient's are asymptomatic. Read more...
You will. not know because your thyroid was functioning well though required extra pituitary help. The lab will show if your TSH has normalized. Read more...
You wont. The term "subclinical" means its presently not symptomatic just evident when the lab value was checked. Don't look for any symptomatic change. Read more...
You prob won't. With subclinical, essentially no symptoms and just a laboratory diagnosis, then truly the follow-up blood test will let you know. Read more...

What is subclinical hypothyroidism? Will the patient (an infant) need to take the medicine for the rest of her life? Right now she's on levothyroxine

Sub clinical hypothy. This is chemical excess thyroid by blood testing but no clinical signs of hypothyroidism. Tricky DX in adults and must be even more so in infants. The need for RX will depend on the cause of the hypothyroidism. Trust you are being seen by a pediatric Endocrinologist, . Read more...

Does a baby diagnose with subclinical hypothyroidism still needs to continue levothyroxine even her TSH readings are normal now? (T4 normal too)

Needs consultation. Babies may not show any "clinical " signs of hypothyroidism but still have a need for thyroid meds. The brain growth is so important in infants that you should be very sure the kid does not need them before you stop, or you put baby's developmental progress at risk. Of the newborn screenings the thyroid test is one I find more likely to be falsely positive.Yet I let the endocrine guys decide. Read more...