it just seems strange to lower something, in order to raise something!!!
I see a very good Endocrinologist. You ought to as well. The doctor will show you exactly how this works. Think of it this way. When the thyroid is working well it produces a certain amount of hormone. When it stopped working right it was not producing the right amount. The medication replaces what the thyroid makes. We test it as being enough as a TSH. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. It is that balance between the med and the hormone from the brain that makes you well. The doctor knows exactly how much to change your med to get you in the range right for you. It takes weeks to adjust.
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