tsh level is 0.03
If my tsh levels are very low would I take a higher dose of levothyroxin?
- 21 Apr 2015 by katwomanSavage
- 2 June 2015
- underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism - after thyroid removal, levothyroxine, hypothyroidism, dosage
Added 21 Apr 2015:
why would I be given a lower dose? I don't understand the answer. if it's low, I've always been given a higher dose... doesn't my Dr. know anything about this condition?
or what? and I DO have some of a thyroid left.
my tsh levels have been as high as 13.17 at one time but this is the lowest it has been.
No, you would take a lower dose. The TSH is a measurement of the thyroid stimulating hormone. This activates when it needs the thyroid to work better. If you are taking too much thryroid, the TSH does not have to be there.
Happens to me after remove all thyroid they start me on 125 mg thyroxine the tests TSH indicate to be on 150 mg weekly plus 200 mg on the week end , I take that after another blood test indicate to lower to 150 mg weekly which I am now plus calcium 1200 twice a day ROCATROL 0.25 total 5 capsules a day with magnesium as magmin 2 tablets A day yes you need to follow up and adjust the dose but no very high thyroid control metabolism heart rate can effect it etc etc PTH TSH and few other teats ask your doctor to help you if he does not know go to RPAH there they know how , some they do not know , so it is true , you need to follow up with a real doctor this one this is no game , thyroxine must be taken alone empty stomach avoid calcium and food for two hours best early morning about 6 am I take , it takes a little time for the brain to use to the roller coaster up and down eventually he enjoy it , cancer is the cause of global radiation as our immune fail to fight certain cancer cells we all have cancer cells anyone who say no have he have issues , doctors do not take the drugs they prescribe them we take them and we know , it is an up and down case but the thyroxine need to corrected according to the level of TSH and few other tests come with it take care drive safely
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