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I'm back once again. You can see my past entry here.

Well, I told my doctor that I'd like to be at a level 2 in my TSH levels since I was supposed to be at a 5 by their prescription. Now they've taken me from 100 mcg to 50 mcg. Is this right?

I've been feeling tired, having trouble losing weight, the usual symptoms of an underactive thyriod. I asked my doctor was that a higher prescription & the nurse said yes. That sounds a bit off, doesn't it?

Thanks in advance for all of the help!

Date: 2009-08-14 11:23 am (UTC)
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S/he took it DOWN???

You have plenty of room left to take it up, going by your last post. Really.

What were your latest numbers? Do you have them.

Also, I see in your latest post that you're on a strict diet. Strict diets are not good for hypothyroids whilst they're still not on maintenance dose, which you aren't. It will slow down your metabolism even more. Eat healthily by all means, but don't diet. It will actually work against you, because your body is already in energy preserving mode and sticking to a strict diet will only aggravate that.

I know it's hard, but it's the one thing you have to let go of until you're properly medicated, or it will come back to bite you really hard later.

Unless you misheard and they've taken you to 150mcg, you really shouldn't be going back down to 50. That's a lower prescription, not a higher one.


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