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What do these results suggest on 125mcg and 100mcg of actavis levo?

What do these results suggest on 125mcg and 100mcg of actavis levo?

These results were taken in august last year when i managed to get up to 125mcg of levo actavis brand, i went through hell with side effects of paranoia and crazy head...

I only increased with advice on here saying that i was still undermedicated on 100mcg and the below results were probably a fluke because i took the levo on the morning of the test.... hell is an understatement to what i felt being on both these doses... im better on 75mcg but get hypo symptoms instead i cant win iv also tried alternate doses still bad side effects

Any comments...

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Hello there Thyroidobsessed. Please try a different brand of the same dose as the brands can have a dramatic effect on the way you feel. I can only get along with Mercury Pharma levothyroxine and no other brand. It's now stated on my prescription. I do have difficulty getting it though. Ask your pharmacy to try you on something different for a month and see how you go. Apologies, but I'd have no clue how to diseipher test results... Wish I did

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Hi yes since being referred to an endo over a year ago i have tried all the brands available to me in the uk.. and i have settled on mercurypharma but cannot tolerate anymore than 75mcg as it causes me severe mental disturbances! As the ft4 goes over range everytime! ...

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ThyroidObsessed,

I suspect whoever told you to increase dose did so because TSH was a bit high without taking into account over range FT4 and reasonable FT3. The advice was poor.

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Yes it was.. either way it was hell on both these doses regardless of high ft4 its certaintly didnt feel right... but when doctor reduced me to 75 after the bottom test was taken tsh leaped higher and ft4 dropped to top of range ..

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