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Old 04-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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newly diagnosed hypo

Hi, I was newly diagnosed with hypothyroid. My levels are T3 2.3, T4 .07 and TSH 3.7 My doctor is starting me on 100 mcg a day. Is that too much to start? From reading on here some people start at 25 mcg. I just don't want to have a ton of side effects. I also want to start feeling myself again.

any advice is how to deal with hypothyroidism? Any advice would be helpful Thanks!

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: newly diagnosed hypo

Sounds like the doctor will just have to test again later to see how you're doing on that dosage.

Old 04-30-2008, 06:42 PM   #3
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Re: newly diagnosed hypo

Dosage seems a bit too high for starter in my very lay opinion. Most doctor's will start you on 50 or 75mcgs especially, with tsh under 5.0.

You know your body best. If you start feeling too hyper let your doctor know immediately so he can adjust your dosage. Don't wait until your next appt. if you feel your dosage needs cut back.

My tsh is presently at 3.6 and I'm on 112mcgs but, I've been raised to that gradually over the course of a year and a half. I'm also over 60 and they have start people in my age bracket low. I started out on 50mcgs then moved up to 88, then 100, and I've been on 112 for about 6 months.

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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Re: newly diagnosed hypo

Hi graceful36,

Welcome to the rollercoaster ride!

I was also started on 100mcg of Thyroxine.
From my experience starting that high was plain awful

I was a wreck.
I experienced terrible symptoms but the headaches and eye pain were the advice is not to just put up with it like I did.
Go back to your doctor straight away,if your not feeling well.

My THS was so suppressed it was 0
I was then put on 50mcg for two months and have now just gone up to 75mcg.
Still waiting to find my miracle dose and a good doctor

Take care,
mother bear

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Re: newly diagnosed hypo

The FDA recommended tack:

25-50 mcg start. Hold for 4 weeks test TSH, Ft3, Ft4. Increase to 50-75 mcgs. Hold for 4 weeks test TSH, Ft3, Ft4. Increase to 77-100 mcgs. Hold for 4 weeks test TSH, Ft3, Ft4... See the patten. If a hope drives you hyperT you bisection back to 88 from 100.. and make small adjustments until you are optimal.

Look at this post.. it summarizes a lot of my research into thyroid care.

If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

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