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Old 03-24-2001, 09:43 AM   #1
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Med change.. is 175 mcg a generally high dosage?

Just got an increase from 150 mcg to 175 yesterday.
Can you all tell me what is the max dosage and is 175 a very high dosage compared to what you're taking?
I am taking Levothroid for thyroid replacement *generic for synthroid*

 
Old 03-24-2001, 09:48 AM   #2
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Re: Med change.. is 175 mcg a generally high dosage?

Hi,

I'm not sure if there is a "maximum dosage".

I'm currently on 200 mcg.; the highest dose I was ever on (several years ago) was 250 mcg.

 
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Old 03-24-2001, 10:12 AM   #3
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Re: Med change.. is 175 mcg a generally high dosage?

Thanks cloe, another thing, i was really dizzy last night, i usually have insomnia also. But, got lab results in and guess what?? I have anemia. Just what i needed.!
I don't know if symptoms i'm having is from the anemia or thyroid or both! So sick of this mess... I have a goiter also.

 
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Re: Med change.. is 175 mcg a generally high dosage?

Thyroid med doses cannot be compared...what may be high for one person can be low for another. There is no standard in order to make a comparison.

If your heart rate stays up consistently, THEN you MAY be on too much med...but often it may be the copper zinc deficiency and/or imbalance.
Look in the Information Archive topic for info about this.

I forgot where the question was, but, yes, I had the heart pounding, and did try the copper-zinc. I had been taking zinc but not balancing it with copper. The heart pounding stopped, and in fact, went away. I don't add either mineral at the present time. TF<p>[This message has been edited by Tree Frog (edited 03-24-2001).]

 
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Re: Med change.. is 175 mcg a generally high dosage?

My dose is 250mcg. So I would say your dose isn't high. I know people who take more than that even. Also I think the tablets go up to 300mcg. So if someone is prescribed 300mcg tablets it just one tablet.

But everyone is different.

Hope I made sense,

<B>-Mark</B>

 
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Re: Med change.. is 175 mcg a generally high dosage?

Hi jet girl-- I am slo anemic(been most of my life)--but cannot take the iron supplements due to the constipation(sorry)--so am suffering with it--I have also been dizzy lately--did not make the connection between the anemia and dizziness--anyone have any suggestions--I try to supplement with spinach-dried apricots and a generally good diet--THX D

 
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