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Old 05-09-2002, 04:43 AM   #1
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what should i do now ?

Hi again all
I just had some results come back and in my previous post "back with come concerns" i was thinking about dropping my dose by a little as i thought my symptoms of severe weakness was POSSIBLY a sign of too much thyroid hormone.
Now i'm confused once again.
My Thyroid levels seem to b fluctuationg from week to week.
My antibodies are back...ive had the flu these last 2 weeks ..maybe thats why ?
2 weeks ago my TSH was <0.1 (0.2 - 4.0)
T4 was 14.5 ( 11 - 25 )

As of yesterday
My TSH is now 0.3
T4 12.9
T3 3.0 ( 2.5 - 5.5)

MY endo says stay on this dose my GP says lets decrease by 50mcgs per week.

looking at my levels now i wonder what the heck i should do.
Will decreasing make me feel so much worse than i do now ? wont my T3 and t4 drop?
did the flu muck about my levels?

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Old 05-09-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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Re: what should i do now ?

Hi little,
I think you should take the advice of which ever doctor you want to keep, because if you do what the other one says, you may lose the one you did not heed.

There is no need to keep decreasing every week.
If there was a decrease it should be tried for a month to six weeks to see how you feel, not every week.
That would be faster than your body could adjuest. The endo seems right to me.

Yes, you may have felt back from the flu more than the thyroid. Why not give it a while to see?

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