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Old 09-16-2003, 08:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation ASAP - lab results - Help

I am so confused and want to get things clear in my head before I call my doctor if I can.

on 75mcg Levoxyl

TSH 5.185 (0.350-5.500)

T4 12.1 (4.5-10.9) increase probably due to birth control pills
T3 uptake 26.0 (22.5-37.0)

Free T4 1.59 (0.89-1.80)
Free T3 3.0 (2.3-4.2)

8/10/03 started 88mcg Levoxyl. About a week on the increased dose started having episodes of high blood pressure, increased heart rate, palpitations. Sporadic episodes, not continuous.

8/29/03 doctor advised me to start taking the 88mcg of Levoxyl every other day because of the blood pressure increase.

still had sporadic episodes of increased BP and heart rate.

Labs drawn again on 9/15/03
Free T4 1.27 (0.89-1.80)
Free T3 3.0 (2.3-4.2)
TSH 7.437 (0.350-5.500)

My TSH has gone up even more and my Free T4 has gone down. Why? Could the every other day dosing make this big a change? Wouldn't it seem that if I'm on every other day then I'm not getting as much as when I was on 75mcg EVERY day and therefore why is my heart rate and blood pressure going up when I normally have ALWAYS had low blood pressure? Is this still an adjustment period?

Advice please.

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