Re: TSH Level 8.2-Hypothyroidism
That is definitely hypothyroid.
The med is thyroid hormone and there should be no side-effects but healing, unless the dose is too high.
You may or may not feel any difference in two weeks. Usually it takes longer, esp. when beginning on a low dose. Don't get anxious about this, just follow his directions. Go to the Information Archive topic below and go thru the checklist for hypothyroidism at the dates the doc wants to hear from you, and note any changes if there are any.
It can take awhile to get at your optimal dose, as each dose is a trial.
There is no way to measure the ammount of hormone you specifically need, except by symptoms.
I, we, are glad to help!
Read all you can, as it helps to know for yourself what is going on.
I am happy for you that you got DXed and are on med. I am sure your husband was worried about what was happening to you...mine was worried about me.
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<p>[This message has been edited by Tree Frog (edited 06-29-2001).]