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Levothyroxin and tsh

Hello everyone this is my first update since starting thyroxin I've been taking 25mc for the last 7 weeks and had a Tsh only blood draw on Monday.I was at the doctors today for a flue jab and was told by the nurse when I asked that my Tsh results was good and in's now 2.7 so a definite improvement .but she said the doctors haven't organized an increase to 50mc and has put on the computer for my Tsh to be checked again next August. I explained that it should be around 1 for optimal health but she wasn't having it.I have a appointment on the 17th of December to see the doctors,any advice would be appreciated as I think I'll have to fight again for an increase in thyroxin.not only that but I saw a warning on the computer that levothyroxin is contra indicated in autoimmune thyroiditis ,sorry not thinking straight can't spell.

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Pet-Lamb, Most people will feel comfortable with a lower TSH, usually around 1.0 will be comfortable. Read Treatment Options in Email for a copy of the Pulse article if you would like to show it to your GP.

Autoimmune thyroiditis describes Hashimoto's hypothyroidism where Levothyroxine replaces low thyroid hormone. It also describes Graves hyperthyroidism for which Levothyroxine is contraindicated.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.


Thanks clutter,will do


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