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Going back on Levothyroxine 75 mcg

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scarlettloy

Hi, I need advice. In November 2016, I went off several medications because of side-effects. Levothyroxine 75 mcg was one along with hormone-replacement Angelique .5/1.0. My GP only does basic TSH test for thyroid......mine has been in the middle of the "normal" range. However, I have had heart palpitations, tightness in chest with shortness of breath, adrenal fatigued and saliva production slowed, lost 35 lbs in 6 months, anxiety. Should I go back to the 75 mcg dose once a day or divided doseage?

Where can I get detailed testing done in US?

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Scarlettloy,

I would arrange a thyroid test with your doctor to check levels before resuming 75mcg Levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is designed to be taken once daily, there's no benefit to dividing dose.

I suggest you contact sites like hypothyroidmom.com thyroidsexy.com and Mary Shoman's site to ask where you can order your own labs in the USA.

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scarlettloy in reply to Clutter

Thank you for your help!

For info on getting tested without health insurance and without involving a doctor in the US, read this page (all of it) :

stopthethyroidmadness.com/r...

There are links to companies that will do testing directly for patients about 2/3 down the page.

Thank you!

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