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determining remission
Last Post 10 Jun 2018 05:49 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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PamelaJeanUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:
05 Jun 2018 06:06 AM
    Hi Elaine,

    My hyperthyroidism came out of remission after 12 years last July and I started on 20 mg. Methimazole mid-August. I have been on 10 mg. since January 2018. My most recent labs:

    TSH .058 L (.47-4.68)
    FT4 1.05 (.78-2.44)

    3/29/18 (same range)
    TSH 1.10
    FT4 .93

    TSH 1.03
    FT4 1.04

    TSH 1.13
    FT4 1.02

    I’m rather surprised that my numbers are not changing much on 10 mg. of Methimazole. I have an appointment with my endo on June 14.

    What is next and how do we determine true remission?

    Thanks, Pam
    Elaine MooreUser is Offline Veteran Member Veteran Member Posts:2788
    10 Jun 2018 05:49 PM
    Hi Pamela,
    First you need to lower your MMI dose. once you're down to a dose of 1.25 mg daily or every other day and are still secreting TSH normally, you'd be considered in remission.
    right now, it just looks as though your dose of MMI is too high. best, elaine
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