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Need a little help please

Morning all

Ok so I need a little help. I was feeling fab when my doctor increased my does to 50mg Levo. My TSH level went down to 2.5 and my T4 levels went upto 16.1 Not again I've been feeling really poorly again all my symptoms have returned I asked for my bloods to be done again and my TSH level has gone back upto 3.01 and T4 has gone to 16 not a massive difference there.

Whe. You were diagnosed with UAT did this happen to you? I am going to have to fight my cause for my Levo to be increased again. I felt like I'd just got my life back I was able to do my walking events etc and last Sunday I seriously struggled to do a fairly easy walk. It's so frustrating and I can't loose weight again it's just for a better term sole distroying when you try so hard.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Well, 50 is the usual starting dose. I think that your GP is supposed to raise by 25 every 6 weeks or so until you are symptom-free (and bloods are within range, or according to Dr Toft, TSH is slightly suppressed and and FT4 slightly over range, if needed to be symptom free).


Thank you that's interesting I think my GP is a bit scared of doing something wrong?



The goal of Levothyroxine is to restore the patient to euthyroid status and for most this will be when TSH is 1.0 or lower with FT4 in the upper range. Read Treatment Options in Email if you would like a copy of the Pulse article to show your GP when you request a dose increase.

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