... months and is constantly upping my dose a little at a time (currently to 175 mcg of levothyroxine) and i'm still at a high # in bloodwork. I'm only 22 years old. How long does this take to get it at an acceptable level? So frustrating
Thyroid medication will adjust from time to time. It takes about six weeks for each adjustment in dose to change the result. The TSH ought to be between .3 and 3.00 for best results. However, if you find a level that makes you feel normal, that is where you ought to be. The dry skin, and other side effects will disappear once you are at the right level for your body. How high is this number now in comparison to when you started? Are you being treated by an Endocrinologist?
Hi there bsure,
Try not to get disappointed to much! It can take years for that to even out to what you and doc want it to be. It took me a year after thyroid surgery for cancer to get back to a comfortable Tsh.
Good luck and take care,
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