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Thyroid level
Last Post 29 Aug 2023 05:04 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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CinziaUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:
08 Aug 2023 08:41 AM
    Hi Elaine hope you are well .
    Just asking for your help again,. As you know, I am still on 50 thyroxine per day and have been for a longtime. My last blood function was a slightly normal higher TSH than the previous tests which is giving me fatigue and tiredness. My T4 is normal.
    TSH 1.72 ( normal range 0.35-5.50) and free T4 level 16 ( normal range 10.5-21).
    Should I increase the thyroxine dose? I may feel less tired.
    Many thanks
    Elaine MooreUser is Offline Veteran Member Veteran Member Posts:4084
    29 Aug 2023 05:04 PM
    Hi Cinzia,
    Are they also checkin your FT3 level? I wonder if it's low. Your FT4 is ok but could be higher so you might want to ask your doctor about moving you up to 62.5 mg levothyroxine or adding T3 if your FT3 is low. It's not unusual to need a dose increase after you've been on replacement hormone for a while. Best, Elaine
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