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Hypo_Thyroid Doses

i am taking the eltroxin medicine different doses as i am alternating between 150 mg day and 200 mg the other day.

when i am taking the 200 i feel much better than the day of the 150 mg,

my TSH results are normal but i still feel fatigue, overweight, depression, my feet is bloating when i stay in office for a long time, headache & bloating stomach

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Yes, well, TSH is irrelevant when you are on 150 mcg levo. You need to know your FT4 and your FT3. Besides, there's no such thing as 'normal' when it comes to thyroid, because we're all different. And your FT4 and FT3 are obviously not where you need them to be. Best to get them tested, if you can. TSH means nothing.


Moulina I'm surprised alternating 200/150 causes such a difference in how you feel. I frequently alternate 200/100 when I run out of my 50mcg dose tablets and feel no difference. It's even possible to take Levo in a once a week dose because of the long half life.



Welcome to our forum and sorry to hear you are not feeling well.

Gaining weight, depression and bloating are classic low thyroid hormone symptoms.

A doctors "normal" may not be the same level as that which members have found to be most beneficial for good thyroid function. Post any results complete with ranges (numbers in brackets) for members to comment.


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